The Martyrdom of Shireen Abu Akleh: A Documentary Record
Introduction and Editing by
Khaled Farraj
Prepared by
Randa Haidar
Sanaa Hammoudi
Lamis Rida
Hala Zein el-Abidin
مؤسسة الدراسات الفلسطينية
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This documentary record is a modest attempt to document the circumstances of the martyrdom of Shireen Abu Akleh in her honor and in her memory. The book chronicles the period before the assassination, from the widespread Israeli escalation in all areas of West Bank up to the incitement carried out by Israel in the Jenin camp during that period, as well as Palestinian operations in many areas in the West Bank and in Israeli cities. It also focuses on the moment of the assassination and its aftermath, including subsequent international, regional, Arab and Palestinian reactions. It also presents the confused Israeli narrative from the outset, and documents the brutal attack on Shireen's funeral and the angry reactions that followed. 

The book includes statements and positions of international human rights organizations demanding an impartial investigation into the assassination and the funeral attack. It also comprises documentation of the results of investigations conducted by major media organizations, the investigation by the Israeli police into the attack on the funeral procession in Jerusalem, and the results of the American investigation. The book also includes the positions and statements of the family and the Al-Jazeera news channel, in addition to monitoring the activities and events that were held in honor of the martyr Shireen Abu Akleh around the world. 

This documentary record is being published in the hope that it will constitute a small step on the path to revealing and declaring the truth and achieving justice for Shireen.


Khaled Farraj: Palestinian Writer and Researcher, Director General of the Institute for Palestine Studies

Randa Haidar: Israeli Affairs Editor at the Institute for Palestine Studies.

Sana Hammoudi: Editor.

Lamis Rida: Head of the Editorial Department at the Institute for Palestine Studies.

Hala Zein el-Abidin: Librarian of the Institute for Palestine Studies.