Shireen Abu Akleh Was More Than a Journalist. She Was a Palestinian Symbol

'I’m afraid, of course, but at a certain point there’s no room to be afraid in journalistic work,' the Al Jazeera reporter who was killed in fighting in Jenin once said

Sheren Falah Saab
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Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, who died Wednesday in a clash between Israeli forces and Palestinian militants, was known for her fearless and fair reporting, becoming a symbol of a strong Palestinian woman throughout the Arab world.

Shireen Abu Akleh, Al Jazeera, Palestine” became a phrase embedded in viewers' minds. She was 51.

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