Death of journalist in West Bank 'horrifying' -US Ambassador to the UN

STORY: The Al Jazeera reporter was shot dead during an Israeli raid in the occupied West Bank on Wednesday (May 11), with Palestinians and the news channel accusing Israel of killing her and Israel's leader saying she was likely hit by Palestinian fire.

Abu Akleh, 51, a Palestinian-American, was wearing a press vest that clearly marked her as a journalist while reporting in the city of Jenin, the Qatar-based outlet said.

She was covering the latest arrest operation launched by the Israeli military amid deadly Arab attacks in Israel. The death of a prominent, veteran reporter for the popular news channel seemed likely to add more fuel to a surging conflict.

"We have to ensure that we get to the bottom of her killing," Thomas-Greenfield told reporters at the United Nations in New York. "She was doing her job."

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