The Palestine/US journalist Shireen Abu Akleh aka 'Jazeerian' shot
through the head and slaughtered by an Israeli sniper.
18 Aug 2022
<<Al Jazeera commemorates 100 days since Abu Akleh's killing
Vigils held at Al Jazeera Media Network offices for veteran
journalist amid calls for accountability over her shooting.
Al Jazeera Media Network (AJMN) has held a series of events to
mark 100 days since the killing of Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu
Thursday's solidarity vigils took place at the network's
headquarters in the Qatari capital of Doha and across its offices around
the world. Dozens of AJMN employees participated in the events. Abu
Akleh was shot dead by an Israeli sniper on May 11 while covering
Israeli army raids in the city of Jenin in the northern occupied West
In a statement, AJMN called on <all international human rights
and press freedom organisations, governments, journalists, and
influencers to focus efforts on Thursday, August 18 by demanding justice
for Shireen and accountability for her killers>. <Al Jazeera Media
Network renews its pledge to Shireen's family and colleagues around the
world, that it remains committed to her cause and relentless in its
efforts to ensure justice for Shireen,' the network's statement said.
AJMN’s main commemorative event took place at the Al Jazeera Arabic
studios in the Qatari capital shortly after 2pm local time (11:00 GMT).
Mohamed Krichen, an Al Jazeera Arabic news anchor, said the vigil was
evidence that the network would not <forget> Abu Akleh's killing, which
he described as a <crime>.
<We know who did it and … we want justice,> Krichen said.
'Shireen was special'
Al Jazeera has described Abu Akleh's death as a <blatant murder>
that violates <international laws and norms> and said that she was <assassinated
in cold blood>. The network has pledged to submit a case to the
International Criminal Court (ICC) at The Hague to inves-tigate her
killing. Al Jazeera's Nida Ibrahim, reporting from Jenin, said some of
the veteran reporter's colleagues in the occupied West Bank had marked
the 100-day anniversary of her death by visiting the site of her
shooting for the first time. <It has been very difficult, we have seen
some of them crying, and others hiding their tears … there is a state of
denial, and trauma,> Ibrahim said. <So many investigations have shown
there is no other possibility [other than] that Israeli forces were the
ones who shot and killed Shireen, but 100 days [later] there has still
been no accountability,> she added.
Walid al-Omari, Al Jazeera's Jerusalem bureau chief, called for
the pursuit of justice for Abu Akleh to continue <no matter how long it
<Shireen was a daughter of Palestine and Al Jazeera, she was
special in her work,> he said at a vigil held in Jenin.>>
Source: Al Jazeera
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