US Congresswoman slams Shireen Abu Akleh murder by Israeli forces
US lawmaker Rashida Tlaib denounced the murder of Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh by Israeli forces while covering the news on Tel Aviv atrocities in Jenin.
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Holding a moment of silence in the House of Representatives on Wednesday for the Palestinian journalist slain by Israeli forces, Rashida Tlaib expressed regret over the killing of Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh.
She referred to a recent speech by President Biden honoring journalists killed, missing, imprisoned, detained and tortured covering war, exposing corruption and holding leaders accountable.
"People woke up to the killing of Shireen Abu Akleh. I would like to do a moment of silence as we heard the shocking news of this journalist of over 20 years, a Palestinian-American, killed," she added, fighting back tears as the chamber laid silent with those present standing in remembrance.
Abu Akleh, 51, was shot dead while covering an Israeli military raid in the occupied West Bank city of Jenin Wednesday morning.
Abu Akleh was born in Jerusalem in 1971 and earned a BA in journalism and media from Yarmouk University in Jordan. She also holds US citizenship.