Wednesday, August 17, 2022

UN Security Council condemns killing of Shirin Abu Akle

According to diplomats, the United Nations Security Council has unanimously condemned the killing of Palestinian-American Al Jazeera journalist Shirin Abu Akal in the occupied West Bank.

The statement also called for a “quick, thorough, transparent and impartial investigation” into his death, a rare occasion for the council’s solidarity with Israel.

The UN Office for the Coordination of Human Rights has also called for a comprehensive and independent inquiry into the killings, saying it could be a war crime.

According to diplomats who spoke to AFP on the anonymous situation, talks in the Security Council on Friday were very difficult.

During the discussion, diplomatic sources and various versions of the statement obtained by the AFP called on the Chinese media around the world to condemn the abuse of power, remove the articles, and urge them to defend their freedom and successfully defend their military operations. Pushed to

The final lesson is that journalists should be protected as citizens.

Abu Jazeera’s senior international correspondent Abu Akleh was killed by Israeli forces when he reported an attack on a Zenin refugee camp in the West Bank. He made it clear that he was a journalist wearing a helmet and shirt.

The Security Council requested that in addition to the International Atomic Energy Agency’s ongoing inspections in Iran, that it monitor Iran’s compliance with “the steps required by the IAEA Board”.

Television footage showed Abu Akal trying to prevent the coffin from falling to the ground, attacking him with batons and snatching the Palestinian flag from mourners.

Al Jazeera condemned the attack as “a violation of all rules and international law”.

A preliminary investigation into Abu Akleh’s death revealed that a heavy counter – fire had taken place about 200 meters (220 yards) from the scene of Jenin’s death, but the Israeli military said it could not confirm whether he had been shot or killed. Army. Palestinian warriors.

The military said in a statement on Friday that Palestinian gunmen had inadvertently opened fire on hundreds of Israeli military vehicles, some of them towards Abu Akleh station. He said the Israeli army had retaliated and could not determine who caused his death without ballistic analysis.

Journalists in Abu Akle, including one wounded man, said there were no clashes or fighting fighters nearby when he was killed.

Al Jazeera accused Israel of “murder” and demanded an independent investigation into his death.

UN experts say Abu Akal was assassinated in the wake of escalating violence in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip in recent years.

“Last year was the worst year for the Palestinians since 2014 as a result of the conflict with Israel,” the statement said. This also comes in the wake of increasing attacks on Palestinian journalists.

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