September 29, 2022

The community has decried Israel’s try to ‘evade felony duty’ for the killing of journalist Shireen Abu Akleh.

Al Jazeera has denounced the findings of the Israeli army’s inquiry into the killing of Shireen Abu Akleh, saying it was “an try by the Israeli Occupation Forces to evade the felony duty” for the deadly capturing of the veteran journalist.

The Israeli military admitted on Monday for the primary time that one in all its troopers had possible shot the Al Jazeera journalist “by accident” and added that it might not be launching a felony investigation into her killing that brought about international outrage.

“Al Jazeera Media Community denounces the findings of this investigation and stresses that this elusive admission is nothing however an try from the IOF to evade the felony duty for the killing of Shireen, which has been confirmed by quite a few unbiased and worldwide investigations,” the Qatar-based community stated in a press release on Monday.

“Al Jazeera condemns the Israeli Occupation Forces’ reluctance to explicitly admit their crime and makes an attempt to evade the prosecution of the perpetrators,” the assertion learn.

The community demanded that “an unbiased worldwide physique investigates the assassination of Abu Akleh to attain justice for her, her household, and fellow journalists all over the world”.

The Doha-based community has additionally referred Abu Akleh’s case to the Worldwide Prison Court docket (ICC) on the Hague.

The 51-year-old was killed on Could 11 whereas masking an Israeli incursion within the occupied West Financial institution metropolis of Jenin, regardless of carrying a helmet and flak jacket clearly marked “PRESS”.

Al Jazeera has repeatedly decried Abu Akleh’s killing, and has beforehand stated she was focused with reside hearth.

Al Jazeera and several other different inquiries by main human rights teams and media organisations have corroborated witness accounts that Abu Akleh was shot by Israeli forces.

Detailed investigations by the United Nations, the Palestinian Authority, and a number of media retailers, together with CNN and The Related Press information company, discovered that Abu Akleh was definitively shot by Israeli hearth and that there have been no Palestinian fighters on the scene when she was killed – debunking Israeli claims.

In its assertion, Al Jazeera stated it “renews its pledge to help Shireen’s household and colleagues all over the world and continues to name on all media, press freedom and worldwide human rights organisations to amplify their calls for to make sure all of the perpetrators be held accountable”.

Palestinian officers, human rights campaigners, and the household of Abu Akleh have additionally criticised the Israeli army investigation.

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