A mural in Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank, depicts slain Al Jazeera News Today Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh
The family of prominent Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, shot dead in the occupied West Bank, asked US President Joe Biden on Friday to meet during his visit next week.
A US citizen, she was shot in the head while covering an Israeli army operation in Jenin on May 11, despite wearing a vest that said “Press.”
In a letter sent to Biden Friday morning, the journalist’s brother Anton Abu Akleh said she was “murdered by an Israeli-fired bullet.”
The family called on Biden to “meet with us during your upcoming visit and hear directly from us about our concerns and demands for justice”.
Biden is to visit Israel and the occupied West Bank from July 13 to 15, and plans to hold talks with leaders on both sides before heading to Saudi Arabia in his first trip to the region since being elected president.