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Palestine: Thousands honour Al Jazeera’s Shireen Abu Akleh

Wednesday 11 May 2022, by siawi3

Source: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/5/11/veteran-al-jazeera-journalist-killed-by-israeli-forces-live-news

Photo: Shireen Abu Akleh

Israel-Palestine conflict
Thousands honour Al Jazeera’s Shireen Abu Akleh: Live news

Body of Abu Akleh, who was fatally shot by Israeli troops, arrives in Ramallah in the occupied West Bank.
Shireen
Photo: Palestinians carry the body of slain Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh in the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah [Mohamad Torokman/Reuters]

By Linah Alsaafin, Umut Uras, Zena Al Tahhan and Farah Najjar

Published On 11 May 202211 May 2022
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4 minutes ago

Veteran Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh has been shot and killed by Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank.
The 51-year-old was covering an Israeli army raid on the Jenin refugee camp when she was shot in the face by a single bullet, despite wearing a press vest.
Another Palestinian journalist, Ali al-Samoudi, was wounded in the back but is in stable condition.
Al Jazeera, in a statement, said Abu Akleh was “assassinated in cold blood” and called on the international community to hold Israeli forces responsible.

INTERACTIVE Shireen Abu Akleh killed

Here are the latest updates:

2 mins ago (18:00 GMT)
At least 18 Palestinian journalists killed since 1992, CPJ says

Sherif Mansour, MENA programme coordinator for CPJ, said the committee has documented at least 18 cases since 1992 of journalists being killed in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories, adding there has been “no justice” in any of these cases.

Speaking to Al Jazeera, Mansour called for a comprehensive and transparent investigation into Abu Akleh’s killing.

“The timing is crucial here because it’s happening exactly one year after the UN asked for a probe into the Israeli authorities’ actions against at least 28 media outlets last year,” Mansour told Al Jazeera. “We are hoping this case informs the UN report, but also will encourage Western capitals to raise these issues directly with Israeli officials.”

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27 mins ago (17:35 GMT)
Israel wants to ‘assassinate the truth’, Husam Zomlot says

Husam Zomlot, the Palestinian ambassador to the United Kingdom, has said Israel wants to ‘assassinate the truth’ and journalism.

“She [Abu Akleh] is not the first, and regrettably might not be the last Palestinian journalist to be murdered, assassinated by the Israeli occupation,” Zomlot told Al Jazeera.

“It’s not only killing the body of Shireen, it’s killing the spirit of Shireen, the message of Shireen, the idea of Shireen, it is killing the truth,” he said.