| 20 May 2024, Monday |

US ambassador to Israel emphasized his appeal for a “serious” probe into the circumstances surrounding Shireen Abu Akleh’s assassination

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas blamed Israeli soldiers for the assassination of Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh on Wednesday.

The League of Arab States strongly condemned the heinous crime of assassinating Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh earlier on Wednesday in Jenin camp, which aims to bury the voice of truth, freedom and the defense of justice and human justice issues, through the ongoing aggression and targeting of Jenin Governorate and the declared escalating occupation war on Palestinian people.

The General Secretariat of the League of Arab States, in a statement, held Israel fully responsible for this heinous crime that calls for international accountability and the prosecution of its perpetrators before the competent international justice bodies with all the pillars it represents as a war crime and a grave violation of the rules of international law.

For his part, the Assistant Secretary-General for Palestine and the Occupied Arab Territories in the Arab League, Saeed Abu Ali, said that Palestine and the press family, as well as the Palestinian and Arab feminist movement, lost the struggling journalist and the great national media stature, expressing his condolences to her family, the family of the Palestinian and Arab press, and all the Palestinian people. A speedy and full recovery for journalist Ali Al-Samudi, who was seriously injured along with the deceased.

The US Embassy in Occupied Palestine
The US embassy in the occupied territories, for its part, demanded a probe into the death of journalist Sherine Abu Akleh and the wounding of her colleague Ali Al Samoudi.

The US ambassador to Israel emphasized his appeal for a “serious” probe into the circumstances surrounding the death of Shireen Abu Akleh, holder of US nationality.

The British ambassador to Israel also expressed grief at the death of Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh.

The shooting of Palestinian journalist Shirin Abu Akleh was called as “sad news” by Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid, who promised to launch a joint inquiry with the Palestinian Authority.

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