Rashida Tlaib
Rashida Tlaib Reuters

US-Palestinian Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (D-Mi) blamed Israel for the death of an Al Jazeera journalist who was killed during a firefight between IDF forces and Arab terrorists in the Jenin area Wednesday morning.

"When will the world and those who stand by Apartheid Israel that continues to murder, torture and commit war crimes finally say: "Enough"?" Tlaib wrote on Twitter. "Shireen Abu Akleh was murdered by a government that receives unconditional funding by our country with zero accountability."

"POTUS, an American journalist clearly marked with press credentials was murdered. Doing and saying nothing just enables more killings. Whether you're Palestinian, American, or not, being killed with US funding must stop.

Shireen Abu Aqleh was killed when a group of heavily armed terrorists opened fire on IDF troops operating in the Jenin area, sparking a firefight. The IDF said that the forces came under heavy fire and that explosives were thrown at them.

The IDF has launched an investigation and stated that it is unclear which side fired the bullet which killed Abu Aqleh.

US State Department Spokesman Ned Price condemned the killing of Aqleh, but without assigning blame.

Palestinian Authority Forensic Medicine Institute Director Dr. Rayyan Al Ali said following the beginning of the autopsy that "it cannot be determined whether [Aqleh] was killed by Israeli fire or by a Palestinian bullet."

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