A Palestinian American Journalist, Shireen Abu Akleh was born on April 3, 1971, and eventually died on May 11, 2022. She was a journalist who worked as a reporter in the Arabic language. She was a reporter on the channel Al Jazeera for more than 20 years. She was also one of the most prominent who was prevalent all across the Middle East for the work she was doing. She was working for decades in the Israeli-occupied Palestinian territories. A various number of Palestinian history and also many important events were covered by Shireen in the time span of her career. She was also part of Israeli politics. Shireen’s distinct sign-offs and also her television reporting were well known. She was known as the main and the leading journalist in the Arab World. She became very prominent and famous after pursuing a career in journalism. Many other Palestinians and Arabs were inspired by her but particularly women were more inspired by her to take journalism as a career.
Who was Shireen Abu Akleh?
The videos of Shireen’s killing were captured and they were immediately shared and went viral on many social media apps. The chaotic and devastating moments were shown in the footage. Shireen was shot dead on May 11, 2022. In the footage, it was also shown that many people attempted to reach over her body and touch them. In the video, it was shown that she suffered a gunshot directly into the head and immediately died on the spot. At the time when she was shot dead, it was clearly seen that she along with other members were wearing a blue coat and Press was written on it and they all were also carrying a helmet with them. Israel’s Prime Minister whose name is Naftali Bennett, a few hours after Shireen was shot dead claimed that it was a considerable chance that the Palestinians who fired very badly were responsible. Later, Defence Minister Benny Gantz claimed that there also can be Palestinians who shot her, and later he said that tragically it may also be on our side. Immediately, we need to investigate the case. Shireen was one of the most popular and prominent journalists. After her death, her brother is very badly affected and her family has broken down into pieces. She was 51 years old according to the year 2022. On the West Bank, she was shot dead by the Israeli force in the raid.
Shireen Abu Akleh Net Worth
At the time of her death, she has a net worth of around $4 Million. The fame that Shireen gained over the years with her hard work, dedication, and determination can never be compared in terms of money. According to the reports, her net worth is around 1 Million USD as of the year 2022. With an International News agency, she has more than 20 years of experience. During the 70s and 80s, her mother’s family shifted to New Jersey and they helped her in getting eligible for Citizenship. She got many opportunities from the International Newspapers and media groups to work especially for them. She and her family have a house in Palestine near Israel border.
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Shireen Abu Akleh Early Life
Born on April 3, 1971, Shireen Abu Akleh was born in Jerusalem. The name of her parents is Louli and Nasri Abu Akleh. They are a Palestinian Arab Christian family from Bethlehem. While obtaining US Citizenship, she spent much of her time in the US while her family was living in New Jersey. Her parents passed away when she was very young and she only had one brother who is alone now and is broken into pieces because of his sister’s death. She completed her schooling years in the Rosary Sisters High School in Beit Hanina. Later, to study architecture, she was admitted to the Jordan University of Science and Technology but after some days or months, she decided to drop out and not to study the course.
Shireen Abu Akleh Career
For Radio Monte Carlo and Voice of Palestine, Shireen Abu Akleh worked very hard as a journalist. Later, she commenced working with Al Jazeera as a journalist from the year 1997. In the year 2002, she reported the event named Battle of Jenin and also reported on various Israeli operations in the Gaza Strip. When she was shot dead on May 11, 2022, she was pursuing Hebrew just to understand better narratives in the Israeli media, and also, she recently gained a diploma in digital media.