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The Palestine/US journalist Shireen Abu Aqleh aka 'Jazeerian' shot through the head and slaughtered by an Israeli sniper.

The aftermath part 3 

The assasination.
14-11 May 2022
International press:
The Palestine/US journalist Shireen Abu Akleh aka 'Jazeerian' shot through the head and slaughtered by an Israeli sniper.

The aftermath.
International press:
Part 2: 27-13 May 2022
<<Al Jazeera}Mubasher
May 27 2022
'Vice President of the Qatari <Shura>: Sherine's assassination is an attempt to silence the voice of truth and free speech.

Part 1: 11-18 may 2022
<Arwa Mahdawi
Shireen Abu Akleh was a lifeline for Palestinians – and her killing has shaken us to the core.>




Al Jazeera
18 May 2022
By Arwan Ibrahim
<<Abu Akleh pallbearer arrested days after Israelis attack funeral
Amro Abu Khudeir’s lawyer said that the interrogation of the man called ‘the coffin protector’ was about the funeral.
Occupied East Jerusalem – One of the Palestinian pallbearers attacked by Israeli police while carrying the coffin of veteran Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh at her funeral on Friday has been arrested by Israeli authorities. A lawyer representing the 34-year-old Amro Abu Khudeir said that the Jerusalemite had been arrested at his home in the Shuafat area in the early hours of Monday morning, and had been repeatedly interrogated about events surrounding the funeral. The lawyer, Khaldoun Najm, added that Abu Khudeir had been held in solitary confinement since his arrest. <He gets no light or sense of the time of day in his two-metre-by-one underground cell,> Najm said. Najm added that Abu Khudeir had attended a court hearing on Monday and had had his detention extended until Sunday. The Israeli police said the arrest of Abu Khudeir was not related to his involvement in the funeral procession.
Abu Akleh, a 51-year-old Palestinian-American journalist, was killed by Israeli forces during her coverage of an Israeli raid on Jenin refugee camp in the northern occupied West Bank on May 11.
Israeli police attacked pallbearers and mourners at Abu Akleh’s funeral as the event was broadcast live on television around the world, with thousands gathered to see her coffin transferred from St Joseph Hospital to her final resting place on Mount Zion, just outside the Old City in Jerusalem. Abu Khudeir stood out in television footage of the funeral, which showed pallbearers struggling to stop Abu Akleh’s coffin from falling to the ground as Israeli police attacked the mourners using batons. The move drew worldwide condemnation and calls for an investigation, including from the United Nations. Abu Khudeir was nicknamed <the coffin protector> after he was seen holding onto the coffin despite being beaten aggressively by the police. While several pallbearers were beaten by Israeli police, Najm says Abu Khudeir was the only pallbearer to be arrested by Israeli authorities after the funeral. <Israeli intelligence alleges that Amro worked with a terrorist organisation and that he has a secret file with the intelligence,> Najm told Al Jazeera.
However, Najm said that seemed unlikely because Abu Khudeir informed him that all the questions during his interrogation had been related to the funeral. <Amro was asked why he insisted on carrying the coffin and making sure it didn’t fall to the ground,” said Najm. “The main focus of the questions was about him being a pallbearer at Abu Akleh’s funeral.> Najm said that Abu Khudeir, a father of two, was a well-known activist in Jerusalem and had been arrested by Israeli police in the past.>>
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The Guardian
17 May 2022
Palestinian territories
By Arwa Mahdawi
<<Shireen Abu Aqleh was a lifeline for Palestinians – and her killing has shaken us to the core.
Schrödinger’s cat is old hat. Let me introduce a new thought experiment: Schrödinger’s Palestinian. As a Palestinian, you are told constantly that you may think you exist, but, really, you don’t. I am Palestinian (I used to say half-Palestinian, through my father, but now I refuse to slice myself in half) and have been told this several times. My favourite example was when a colleague heard about my heritage and informed me that, <semantically speaking>, there was no such thing as a Palestinian and no such thing as Palestine. Well, there is no arguing with semantics, is there? I disappeared into a puff of air right then and there. Palestinians don’t exist – except, of course, when we are militants or gunmen or terrorists or Hamas. There is no disputing our existence then – no disputing our terrorising nature or our savagery. There is no disputing our existence when we are targets for condemnation. We exist when we are being criticised; we cease to exist when it comes to human rights. There is no peace in Israel/Palestine because Palestinians are terrorists who don’t want peace, one pervasive narrative goes. But there is also no peace because Palestinians are imaginary and Palestine is made up. We exist, but we don’t. It’s complicated!
Why am saying all this? Because it is difficult to understand just how devastating the killing of the journalist Shireen Abu Aqleh was – the way it shook Palestinians to the core – without understanding what it is like to be Palestinian. Being Palestinian means having the validity of your existence litigated every single day. It means constantly being gaslit, erased, talked over, smeared. For diaspora Palestinians like me, it means getting used to being looked at with suspicion simply for answering the question: ‘Where are you from?’ When my family moved to New York when I was a kid, for example, a person on our building’s board heard my dad was Palestinian and <jokingly> told him not to hold any terrorist meetings in the apartment. (As if! You always hold monthly militant meetings on the roof.) When I went to law school in London, I was subjected to <joke> after <joke> about suicide bombers. Anti-Palestinian bigotry is so normalised and widespread that, when strangers ask me where I am from, I am often wary (and scared) of mentioning Palestine.
Shireen Abu Aqleh had no such qualms; she was courage personified. The much-loved Al Jazeera correspondent was a fixture on TV screens for more than three decades, signing off her broadcasts with the refrain: <I am Shireen Abu Aqleh, Jerusalem, occupied Palestine.> No mincing of words, no apologies for existing; just the truth. Abu Aqleh was far more than a journalist, far more than a household name. Even <icon> doesn’t capture her. She was a documentarian of displacement, a voice for Palestinians, a symbol of Palestine. She was a constant reminder that Palestinians are not an abstract philosophical concept whose existence is up for debate, but human beings deserving of dignity. For diaspora Palestinians, she was a lifeline. And now she is gone.

Abu Aqleh isn't just dead; she has been desecrated. Her memory was dishonoured by fellow journalists who reported her death with the passive voice, diluted her death with references to <clashes> and gave more credence to constantly shifting narratives from the Israeli government than eyewitness accounts.>>
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Al Jazeera
16 may 2022
<<Church leaders slam Israeli police attack on Abu Akleh’s funeral
Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem accused Israel of ‘disrespecting the church’ over what he called a ‘police invasion’ at Shireen Abu Akleh’s funeral.
The police attack, Pizzaballa told reporters, <is a severe violation of international norms and regulations, including the fundamental human right of freedom of religion, which must be observed also in a public space>. <Israel’s police invasion and disproportionate use of force, attacking mourners, striking them with batons, using smoke grenades, shooting rubber bullets, frightening the hospital’s patients, is a severe violation of international norms and regulations,> Pizzaballa said. St Joseph Hospital also released security camera footage that showed Israeli forces storming the building where Abu Akleh’s body had been lying, and said 13 people were injured as a result of the raid. Al Jazeera’s Imran Khan said the hospital, along with church authorities, are going to take legal action against Israeli authorities for what happened. <The anger here is palpable,> Khan said, speaking from the hospital’s entrance. <We heard from the director general [of the hospital] saying that in his 31 years, he’s never seen anything like it.> <Hospital authorities say there was absolutely no reason for [Israeli forces] to have gone inside,> he continued, adding that the three key words used to describe the actions of the forces are disgraceful, disrespect, and disproportionate use of violence. The attack on Friday drew worldwide condemnation and added to the shock and outrage towards Abu Akleh’s killing as she covered an Israeli raid in the occupied West Bank.>>
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The Guardian
16 May 2022
Elisabeth Tsurkov
<<Israel knows it will get away with the attack on Shireen Abu Aqleh's funeral.
Many were shocked by the images of Israeli border police attacking the funeral procession of the prominent Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Aqleh – not merely by the police’s cruelty, but also by their willingness to ride out the reputational damage from the attack. Abu Aqleh’s killing, likely by an Israeli sniper, the subsequent raid on her family home and the police’s intimidation of her brother prior to her funeral all point to the growing sense of impunity among Israel’s decision-makers and military. Israel’s leadership had promised the Biden administration that the funeral of Abu Aqleh would be <respectful>. They are likely displeased with the viral videos showing policemen attempting to tear the Palestinian flags from Abu Aqleh’s coffin while beating pallbearers with clubs, causing her coffin to almost fall to the ground. Yet the country’s leadership has not faced any international repercussions for its actions in the occupied territories in years. In his meek statements concerning the assault on the funeral, the US secretary of state, Antony Blinken, described Israeli forces as <intruding into the funeral procession>, as if they were merely uninvited guests. Israel can count on international inaction, while any steps to discipline the policemen or hold to account the sniper who shot Abu Aqleh, who was wearing a vest clearly indicating that she was a journalist, will open the government to attack from the Israeli right. For over a decade, the near-total disappearance of the Israeli left has meant that political competition of any consequence comes from within Israel’s rightwing bloc. Together with the growing strength of Israel’s far right (bolstered by former prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu), this has led mainstream politicians to move further to the right in order to avoid losing support among their base. Israel’s prime minister, Naftali Bennett, and Netanyahu have tried at all costs to avoid appearing soft on the Israeli security forces, no matter their crimes. In 2016, after the Israeli soldier Elor Azaria was caught on camera killing an incapacitated Palestinian attacker in Hebron, Netanyahu initially condemned his actions. Later, after seeing poll results, he reversed his position and called for Azaria to be pardoned. Azaria ended up serving merely nine months in military prison. After his release, he became a major celebrity in rightwing circles. Policemen caught on camera beating journalists in Jerusalem, or soldiers involved in the detention of an elderly Palestinian-American man, who was bound, gagged and blindfolded, and who died shortly afterwards from an apparent heart attack, have not been tried.>>
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Al Jazeera
13 May 2022
By an Al Jazeera team
<<Slain Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh laid to rest
Abu Akleh was fatally shot by Israeli forces while reporting in the occupied West Bank.
Veteran Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh has been laid to rest in a cemetery in occupied East Jerusalem, three days after she was fatally shot by Israeli forces while reporting on a raid in the occupied West Bank. Thousands of people gathered for Abu Akleh’s funeral on Friday, including family, friends, and those who only knew Abu Akleh as a mainstay for 15 years in Al Jazeera’s coverage of the occupied Palestinian territories and the lives of everyday Palestinians. Some mourners hoisted Palestinian flags, with many chanting <Palestine, Palestine> as the coffin was moved from St Louis French Hospital in occupied East Jerusalem’s Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood to a funeral service at Jaffa Gate in Jerusalem's Old City and finally to the Mount Zion Cemetery, where Abu Akleh was buried next to her parents.
Her niece, Lina Abu Akleh, remembered her aunt’s <commitment to making sure that people know the truth, and her love for the people in making sure they know the truth.> She knew how much she was loved, but she was so humble, she never wanted to be at the centre of attention,” she said. “I think she would have been proud to see how the Palestinian people supported her and supported our family,>
Father Fadi Diab, the priest who conducted the funeral, told Al Jazeera that Abu Akleh’s killing would <have influence all over the world. Shireen Abu Akleh was a messenger for Palestinians and for their rights,> he said. <Life is sacred and we’re not allowed to assassinate life. God created life not to be assassinated, but to be nurtured.> <If someone imagined that the influence of Shireen will stop, no,> he said. <Now, she will have influence all over the world.> Still, constant reminders of the Israeli occupation on which Abu Akleh so often reported loomed over the three days of memorials that preceded the burial.>>
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Al Jazeera
13 May 2022
By Maram Humaid
<<Lessons from Shireen Abu Akleh’s life, and death
For Al Jazeera’s reporter in Gaza, Maram Humaid, Shireen Abu Akleh was an inspiration to become a journalist.
The news of Shireen Abu Akleh’s death was a shock like no other, freezing the blood in my veins, and leaving me with trembling hands as I tried to scroll on my phone to find out more information. Maybe it was inaccurate? Memories came back of watching Shireen while I was growing up, a presence on screen for the last 20 years, a young woman journalist carrying a microphone with an Al Jazeera logo, reporting news from Jerusalem, Jenin, Ramallah, and Israel’s repeated incursions across the occupied West Bank. But it was true. Shireen had been cruelly killed doing what she had always done: reporting. Shireen’s untimely absence has revealed how she has become an integral part of keeping together our Palestinian memory, our national identity, our relationship with the land, and the occupier. For those of us, like myself, in the Gaza Strip, where Israel divides us from the West Bank and Jerusalem, despite them being only two hours away, she connected us. As a fellow Palestinian woman journalist, Shireen was an exceptional role model. <Shireen Abu Akleh, Al Jazeera, occupied Jerusalem> – her memorable closing line, with her calm and melodious voice, fueled my passion for journalism, and that of my generation of young women, holding a hairbrush in front of the mirror and imitating her. Despite our familiarity with Israel’s actions as an occupying force against the Palestinian people over the years, Shireen’s killing was still unbelievably tragic and painful. It was yet another slap in the face, emphasising that for the Israeli occupation, there is little difference between a journalist, a paramedic, or any civilian. We are all the same, and all potentially subject to attack. Shireen’s experience, her constant presence, made us think that she was an exception, that her years of professionalism, her fame, even among Israelis, would intercede for her, and prevent her from being targeted.
We were wrong.
The bullet that killed Shireen metaphorically killed every Palestinian woman journalist. It brought us back to zero, to being fearful and anxious about this troublesome profession, and the reality of doing it while living under occupation, the potential that we can be targeted at any moment. We have realised that no one is an exception, not even Shireen. Even in death, Shireen gives us Palestinian journalists lessons. She was a hero, who was loyal to the truth, and to the noble message of journalism. Her conviction in her work and its importance was clearly translated in the sweeping love of the masses of people who took to the streets to pay tribute to her soul and wept for her memory. Shireen’s death taught us that people do not forget those who value the truth and appreciate a faithful reporter who can convey the voice and suffering of the masses. A journalist must be human before everything else, and close to the people whose message they are carrying. And that is how Shireen was throughout her professional career, taking us in her reports from one town to another, through the Israeli checkpoints, and inside Palestinian homes full of stories of those who’ve died for the cause, prisoners, the wounded, and their families. Shireen’s death has taught us that a journalist can convey a just cause and that their devotion to spreading their people’s message is not prejudiced, or a detachment from professionalism. The price, however, is that you can pay for it with your life. Shireen Abu Akleh, the constant presence on our screen, had an extended, loving family in every Palestinian home. Her message will remain, imperishable, and continue to spread – we Palestinian journalists will make sure of it.>>
Source: Al Jazeera
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Al Jazeera
12 May 2022
By Andrew Mitrovica
Al Jazeera columnist
<<Some truths about Shireen Abu Akleh’s murder
She was not 'killed'. Shireen Abu Akleh was murdered.
She was shot in the face. Not in the arm or a leg. In the face. That is not a <kill> shot. That is a murder shot.
Abu Akleh was shot in the face, on purpose, while doing what she has been doing since 1997 for Al Jazeera: telling the truth. She was murdered for telling, yet again, the truth about how Israel has corralled, bludgeoned, “raided”, evicted, jailed, traumatised, tortured, murdered, and terrorised Palestinian after Palestinian, day after day, week after week, month after month, year after year, decade after decade. Abu Akleh did her job well. She did it with grace, patience and resilience despite the indignities, horrors and dangers. It was her duty, obligation, and responsibility to bear witness. Every day, Palestinians risk being murdered because they are Palestinian. It does not matter where they live – in Gaza, Jerusalem or the West Bank – every day, Palestinians risk being murdered because they are Palestinian. It does not matter what they do for a living – if they can find work at all – every day, Palestinians risk being murdered because they are Palestinian. It does not matter whether they are young or old, a man or a woman, Muslim or Christian – every day, Palestinians risk being murdered because they are Palestinian. As it happens, Abu Akleh, a 51-year-old Palestinian, was in Jenin yesterday morning when she was murdered. She was there to do her job: reporting on how more Israeli soldiers were <raiding> – a euphemism for terrorising – more Palestinians. She was wearing a helmet and body armour marked <Press>. She was standing at a roundabout with other Palestinian journalists when she was shot in the face. An Al Jazeera producer, who survived, was shot in the back.Abu Akleh’s body lay on the side of a road, next to a wall. Her colleagues screamed for help as they pulled her away from a sniper’s crosshairs. Later, a car arrived to ferry her to a nearby hospital. She died there. Alone.
Another day, another murdered Palestinian.
But, unlike so many other murdered Palestinians, including four boys who were dismembered by an Israeli missile while playing football on a beach, Abu Akleh was well-known. She was on TV. She was popular. She was admired and respected because she told the truth about the cruelty Palestinians suffer and endure every day. So, her murder, unlike the murders of so many other Palestinians made news in Europe and North America. I doubt her murder would have made much news in Europe and North America save for one inconvenient fact: Abu Akleh was also an American.>>
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Al Jazeera
12 May 2022
By Sultan Barakat
Director of the Centre for Conflict and Humanitarian Studies at the Doha Institute
<<Only the ICC can deliver justice for journalist Shireen Abu Akleh
The murder of the Al Jazeera journalist should be investigated by an international body.
Israel, of course, immediately tried to distort the story, claiming that Abu Akleh may have been killed by a Palestinian fighter shooting aimlessly into the streets. Or that she may have been caught in crossfire. Of course, we know that Abu Akleh did not get caught in crossfire. Her killing was not a <mistake>. It was deliberate. It was an assassination aimed at silencing Palestinian voices, intimidating Palestinian journalists, and obscuring the truth. We know this not only because the evidence is clear, but also because Abu Akleh’s murder follows a well-known pattern. Indeed, the veteran Al Jazeera reporter was hardly the first Palestinian journalist killed, injured or intimidated by Israeli forces for the crime of reporting on the Palestinian struggle. In 2018, Ahmed Abu Hussein and Yasser Mortaja were fatally shot by Israeli snipers while covering the Great March of Return protests. Muath Amarneh and Nedal Eshtayeh were maimed by Israeli sniper fire in 2019 and 2015, respectively. Basil Faraj, Fadel Shana, Hussam Salama, Imad Abu Zahra, Issam Tillawi, Khaled Reyadh Hamad, Mahmoud al-Kumi, Mohamed Abu Halima and many other journalists also suffered at the hands of the Israeli forces over the years. It was only last year when Israeli air raids bombed buildings housing media organisations in the Gaza Strip, including the 11-storey al-Jalaa building, which housed Al Jazeera and The Associated Press offices. Israel has a well-established history of targeting journalists and getting away with it. But the murder of Shireen Abu Akleh, a household name across the Arab world, revered for her insight into the Palestinian story and objectivity, can and should change this. Given the gravity of this murder, immediate action must be taken to bring those responsible to justice – not only the person whopulled the trigger but also the authorities who paved the way for such an atrocity to be committed in the first place. Delivering justice for Abu Akleh will not be easy. It will require an international investigation and a commitment from the global community to hold Israel to account for the crimes it commits not only against journalists like Abu Akleh but all Palestinians. An investigation into Shireen Abu Akleh’s killing that involves Israel in any shape or form would not get us anywhere. Palestinians would, rightfully, see such an investigation as nothing but a whitewashing attempt. Israel, after all, has a long history of trying to legitimise its abuse of and violence against Palestinians. And the Israeli authorities’ relentless efforts to distort the truth and blame Abu Akleh’s death on Palestinians clearly show that they have no intention of accepting responsibility for the killing.>>
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Al Jazeera
11 May 2022
By Al Jazeera Staff
<<‘Our voice’: Friends react to Al Jazeera journalist’s killing
Shireen Abu Akleh – who was killed by Israeli forces while reporting – was a role model, colleagues and friends say.
Al Jazeera’s Shireen Abu Akleh, a 51-year-old Palestinian-American native of Jerusalem, was on assignment in the occupied West Bank when Israeli forces shot and killed her while wearing a blue flak jacket clearly marked with the word <PRESS>. The veteran journalist, who was shot in the head, was a role model for generations of Arab journalists and a voice for the voiceless according to her colleagues and friends, having reported on Palestine and the surrounding region for three decades.
Palestinian MP Khalida Jarrar
Jarrar said that Abu Akleh was the voice of Palestinians and was killed by <the monstrosity of Israeli colonialism and occupation>.
<Shireen was always my voice from the prison cells,> she said, adding that a month into her last detention by Israel, Shireen was the first person she saw at her court hearings.
<Shireen was our voice. It is unbelievable. It is a crime, it is all clear – intentional and direct targeting. She was targeted. It’s clear.>
Tamer Mishal, Al Jazeera journalist
Al Jazeera journalist Tamer Mishal said Abu Akleh was a role model <for every Palestinian journalist and for every Arab journalist>.
<Till the very last second, Shireen Abu Akleh was professional and persevering,> he added. The last message Abu Akleh sent to Al Jazeera was an email at 6:13am local time (03:13 GMT) in which she wrote: <Occupation forces storm Jenin and besiege a house in the Jabriyat neighbourhood. On the way there, I will bring you news as soon as the picture becomes clear.>
Walid al-Omari, manager of Al Jazeera office in Ramallah
Al-Omari said that at the time of Abu Akleh’s killing, there were no confrontations between Israeli soldiers and Palestinian fighters.
<It seems that she was targeted even though she was in her journalist vest; she was not known to have biases towards certain parties that would make her a clear target, and she covered the truth and the whole truth,> he said.>>

Note from Gino d'Artali:
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Al Jazeera
11 May 2022
By Linah Alsaafin, Umut Uras, Zena Al Tahhan and Farah Najjar
<<Latest Abu Akleh killing updates: Palestine rejects Israeli probe
News from May 11: Palestine says it won’t accept a probe by ‘occupying authority’ into Shireen Abu Akleh’s killing.
Calls for an independent investigation into the killing of veteran Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh grow amid global outrage.
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 a 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.
US gov’t should investigate Abu Akleh’s killing: Rashida Tlaib
US Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib has called on the American government to investigate the killing of Abu Akleh, saying that Washington should not allow <the same people committing those war crimes to do the investigation,> referring to Israel. <We need to investigate, ourselves, the killing of an American citizen. Somebody that was out there being a guardian of truth and doing her job was murdered by an apartheid government that we continue to fund with unconditional aid,> Tlaib told Al Jazeera in a TV interview. Arab and Middle Eastern Journalists Association pays tribute to Abu Akleh
The Arab and Middle Eastern Journalists Association (AMEJA) has called for a <transparent and independent investigation into the actions that led> to Abu Akleh’s killing, stressing that the perpetrators of the shooting must be held accountable.
<Journalists around the globe are increasingly under attack,> the group said in a statement. <Shireen’s death is a reminder of the dangers they face in trying to expose the truth. Her courage and determination to report the Palestinian story is a tribute to our profession.>
Hundreds protest against Abu Akleh’s killing in Haifa, Nazareth
Some 200 Palestinians have gathered to protest against the killing of Abu Akleh in Haifa and Nazareth in the north, local media reported. Waving Palestinian flags, they shouted slogans decrying the slain journalist's killing and held signs that read: <Shireen Abu Akleh's message will not fall.> >>
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