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Shireen Abu Aqleh - Copyright Al Jazeera
The Palestine/US journalist Shireen Abu Akleh 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 Centre for
Public Liberties & Human Rights
29 June 2022
<<Shireen Abu Akleh’s thanksgiving took place in London.
On Tuesday, June 28th, the Arab Organisation for Human Rights in the UK held a service of thanksgiving for the life of Shireen Abu Akleh in St. Bride’s Church, Fleet St, London. Aljazeera English's Nadim Baba said the thanksgiving service was a chance for participants to honour Abu Akleh and remember her life and work. Abu Akleh was shot in the head by Israeli forces on May 11th while she was on an assignment in Jenin in the Occupied West Bank. Israeli police hit mourners holding her coffin with batons, almost causing it to drop. International condemnation and calls for justice continue. Aljazeera Media Network assigned its legal team to refer her killing to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court. The legal file will also include the Israeli bombing of Aljazeera’s office in Gaza in May 2021. Palestinian Attorney-General Akram Al-Khatib said their probe shows the Israeli military intentionally killed Aljazeera reporter Shireen Abu Akleh.>>
Source: Aljazeera.

Embedded a link to an article published by The Washington Post on
13 July 2022
<< <The Washington Post examined more than five dozen videos, social media posts and photos of the event, conducted two physical inspections of the area and commissioned two independent acoustic analyses of the gunshots. That review suggests an Israeli soldier in the convoy likely shot and killed Abu Akleh,> the Washington Post said in its report.>>
Read more here:

Le Monde with AFP
24 June 2022
<<Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh was killed by Israeli soldiers, according to UN.
After an investigation, the United Nations said the Palestinian-American journalist was killed by Israeli gunfire while she was covering an army operation for the TV channel. The United Nations said Friday that its findings showed that the shot that killed Al Jazeera TV journalist Shireen Abu Akleh on May 11 was fired by Israeli forces.
The Palestinian-American journalist, who was wearing a vest marked <Press> and a helmet, was killed on May 11 while covering an Israeli army operation in Jenin camp in the northern West Bank. <We find that the shots that killed Abu Akleh came from Israeli security forces,> UN Human Rights Office spokeswoman Ravina Shamdasani told reporters in Geneva. <It is deeply disturbing that Israeli authorities have not conducted a criminal investigation. We at the UN Human Rights Office have concluded our independent monitoring into the incident. The shots that killed Abu Akleh and injured her colleague Ali Sammoudi came from Israeli security forces and not from indiscriminate firing by armed Palestinians, as initially claimed by Israeli authorities.>
More on this topic Subscribers only Death of journalist Shireen Abu Akleh: Israel continues to rule out any criminal investigation
She added that the information came from the Israeli military and the Palestinian attorney general. <We have found no information suggesting that there was activity by armed Palestinians in the immediate vicinity of the journalists,> Ms. Shamdasani said.
Editorial: After the death of Shireen Abu Akleh, the demand for truth
In line with its human rights monitoring methodology, the UN rights office inspected photo, video and audio material, visited the scene, consulted experts, reviewed official communications and interviewed witnesses. The findings showed that seven journalists arrived at the western entrance of the Jenin refugee camp soon after 6:00 am.
At around 6:30 am, as four of the journalists turned into a particular street, <several single, seemingly well-aimed bullets were fired towards them from the direction of the Israeli security forces. One single bullet injured Ali Sammoudi in the shoulder; another single bullet hit Abu Akleh in the head and killed her instantly.> UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet has urged Israel to open a criminal investigation into Abu Akleh's killing and into all other killings by Israeli forces in the West Bank and in the context of law enforcement operations in Gaza. In response to the UN's statement, Israel's army said it was <not possible> to determine how Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh was killed.>>
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Note from Gino d'Artali: I recommend also to read the related article:
Al Jazeera
24 June 2022
<<Senators urge direct US involvement in Abu Akleh killing probe
Veteran Al Jazeera journalist was killed by Israeli forces while reporting in Jenin on May 11. Twenty-four United States senators have called on President Joe Biden to ensure direct involvement from Washington in the investigation of the killing of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh by Israeli forces. The latest appeal from US legislators comes after the Biden administration backtracked on Secretary of State Antony Blinken's statement in early June that the US wants an <independent> investigation into Abu Akleh's killing as she covered a raid in Jenin in the occupied West Bank on May 11.
The US State Department later told Al Jazeera that it maintained its previous stance that Israel should lead the investigation and has repeatedly urged that it be fair and transparent.>>
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Al Jazeera releases image of bullet that killed Shireen Abu Akleh.
The 5.5mm calibre bullet was designed to pierce armour, according to experts.

Al Jazeera
16 June 2022
By Al Jazeera Staff
<<An investigation by Al Jazeera has obtained an image of the bullet used to kill the network's journalist Shireen Abu Akleh. The photograph for the first time shows the type of ammunition used to kill the veteran Al Jazeera correspondent in the occupied West Bank last month. According to ballistic and forensic experts, the green-tipped bullet was designed to pierce armour and is used in an M4 rifle. The round was extracted from her head. The bullet was analysed using 3D models and, according to experts, it was 5.56mm calibre – the same used by Israeli forces. The round was designed and manufactured in the United States, experts said. Fayez al-Dwairi, a former Jordanian major general, told Al Jazeera the weapon and round used to kill Abu Akleh are regularly carried by Israeli forces. <This M4 and this munition is used by the Israeli army. It is available and used by the units. I cannot say the whole unit, or most of the soldiers, but they use it,> al-Dwairi told Al Jazeera. <When any soldier uses it, he uses it for a definite target – he wants to hunt, he wants to kill … There is no way to use it for another thing.> Palestinian assistant Multilateral Affairs Minister Ammar Hijazi told Al Jazeera the bullet will remain with the Palestinian government for further investigation. Abu Akleh, a longtime TV correspondent for Al Jazeera Arabic, was killed last month while covering Israeli army raids in the city of Jenin. Abu Akleh's case was sent to the International Criminal Court (ICC) and the investigation was recently handed over to the ICC prosecutor. The status of the case, however, remains unclear. <We think there is enough evidence with the prosecutor … that proves without reasonable doubt that the crime committed against Shireen Abu Akleh was done by the Israeli occupation and they are the perpetrators of this awful crime and they should be held responsible for it,> said Hijazi. >>
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Embedded is an Al Jazeera video to be watched on Youtube.
And Opinion by Gino d'artali: part of the article also embeds a statement from a spokeswomen from the IDF that they will not be opening an investigation into the killing of Shireen Abu Aqleh. Yeah right.

The Guardian
14 June 2022
By Bethan McKernan in Jerusalem
<<Palestinian reporter’s death highlights weakness of Israeli army investigations.
In August 2020, 23-year-old Dalia Samoudi was killed when a bullet came through the window of her home in Jenin, in the occupied West Bank, during an Israel Defence Forces (IDF) raid on a nearby house.
Al Jazeera reported on the incident, in which witnesses said she had been killed by an IDF soldier firing in the direction of Palestinians throwing stones. Two years later, the television network would report on the death of its longtime correspondent, Shireen Abu Aqleh, in nearly the same spot. Again, witnesses said the deadly fire came from Israeli soldiers – although this time only journalists and IDF personnel were present. Abu Aqleh, 51, who was wearing a protective vest and helmet marked <press>, was shot below the ear.
Despite the overwhelming circumstantial evidence suggesting the IDF was responsible for the two women’s deaths, in both cases Israel initially blamed Palestinian militants. <I was standing next to her when it happened,> said Samoudi, 30. <Dalia was feeding the baby. She went to shut the window to shut the teargas out. The Palestinians in the street were not carrying guns. It is very clear what happened. But two years later, the investigation is still going on and I have no idea what [the Israelis] are doing.> According to army data released under Israel’s freedom of information act and analysed by Yesh Din, an Israeli human rights organisation, Israeli forces have near-total impunity from prosecution in cases in which Palestinians were harmed by IDF soldiers. Only five (7.2%) of all internal military investigations opened in 2019-20 resulted in criminal indictments, and just 2% of the complaints the army received resulted in the prosecution of a suspect. In 2017-18, the chance of a prosecution was 0.7%. And although 47 Palestinians were killed by Israeli forces in the first quarter of 2022 – a fivefold rise compared with the same time period in 2021 – the total number of investigations opened by the IDF is, on average, decreasing each year.
Statistic: 'Israeli military police investigations involving harm to Palestinians led to 37 indictments in eight years'.
The figures show the army’s investigative mechanisms were not fit for purpose, said Dan Owen, a Yesh Din researcher. <By definition, the military cannot do a proper job because it is investigating itself. Sentences are usually for things like illegal use of force or incorrect handling of a weapon, rather than murder or manslaughter, and soldiers get to serve their time for a few months doing menial labour on military bases,> he said.>>
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Al Jazeera
11 June 2022
By Zena Al Tahhan
<<Shireen Abu Akleh, one month on: 'The days have not passed'
Journalists at the scene of the Al Jazeera reporter’s killing on May 11 remain in shock and trauma.
The image of Shireen Abu Akleh’s lifeless body lying face down on the ground has not left cameraman Majdi Bannoura’s mind.
Bannoura was only a few metres away when Abu Akleh was killed by Israeli forces in Jenin a month ago, on May 11. As her cameraman, and as difficult as it was, he knew that he had to film what he was witnessing. A month later, Bannoura, who works for Al Jazeera and had a 24-year professional and personal relationship with Abu Akleh, is still in a state of shock. <We still cannot believe that she’s gone, that we haven’t seen her for a month. We walk into the office hoping to hear her voice,> he said. The killing of the 51-year-old veteran Palestinian correspondent for Al Jazeera Arabic television has sent shockwaves throughout the world. Abu Akleh, who also held American citizenship, was shot in the head while covering an Israeli army raid on the Jenin refugee camp, in the northern occupied West Bank, despite wearing a clearly marked press vest and helmet.
Al Jazeera described Abu Akleh’s death as <blatant murder> and said she was “assassinated in cold blood”. The network has assigned a legal team to refer her killing to the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague.
'Much more than a colleague'
Abu Akleh joined Al Jazeera Arabic at the same time as Bannoura, in August 1997, a year after the network was launched. Back then, Bannoura filmed her first-ever appearance on camera with the channel in Jerusalem. He also filmed her last, when she was transformed from a reporter into the story itself. Upon hearing the first bullet, Bannoura began recording. He saw that his colleague, Ali al-Samoudi (who has now recovered), had been shot. <Ali was injured and I started filming him, I didn’t see Shireen and I wasn’t aware of the size of the tragedy we were in,> he recalled. <When I turned the camera towards Shireen, I saw her lying on the ground. I wanted to cross the street, but there was live ammunition being fired at us. I realised that the situation was very dangerous – that if I went out, I was going to get shot,> said Bannoura. <I wasn’t processing what was happening, I made a decision within seconds to keep filming.> Bannoura kept his eyes on Shireen’s body as he filmed, hoping he would see any sign of life, but to no avail. By the time she was dragged away and taken to a hospital, she was already dead. Losing her, said Bannoura, has had a difficult and lasting effect on his life. <Shireen was much more than a colleague, she was a friend to everyone, we had a lifelong relationship beyond just work,> he said between tears. <She would come over, she knew my children. We spent more time together than we would spend in our own homes. It’s not going to get easier, whether a month or two months, or a year or two years, pass.>
'An honour'
While Abu Akleh’s killing will continue to make headlines as calls for justice and accountability persist, those who were next to her at the scene are still reliving the trauma and horror of the event.>>
Source: Al Jazeera
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incl. 2 videos embedded

The Guardian
9 June 2022
Presented by Nosheen Iqbal with Bethan McKernan; produced by Courtney Yusuf and Axel Kacoutié; executive producers Elizabeth Cassin and Phil Maynard. (= incl. video)
<<Life in the firing zone: the occupation of Masafer Yatta.
Masafer Yatta, a rural area in the West Bank, is home to about 1,000 Palestinians. The area is under Israeli control, and the government has designated the area a military training zone calling it <Firing Zone 918> – and argue that the residents have no right to the land. Last month, the Israeli supreme court ruled that evictions of the people living across Masafer Yatta’s several villages could go ahead. The judges argued that international laws prohibiting the forced transfers of people on occupied land did not apply, and could not supersede Israel’s domestic law. <We wish we could live here in peace,> says Basel Adraa, a local activist who has been docu-menting the demolitions. <It’s really heartbreaking to keep filming these demolitions happening without having any power to stop it.> He tells Nosheen Iqbal about the violence against residents he has witnessed since the verdict. The Guardian’s Jerusalem correspondent, Bethan McKernan, explains the history of Israeli settlements in the West Bank and how the court justified its decision. Hagai El-Ad, the director of the Israeli human rights organisation B’Tselem, argues that international pressure is needed to prevent more Palestinian’s losing their land. >>
View the video here:

07 June 2022
<<Shireen Abu Akleh’s assassination/Latest.
International condemnation and calls for justice continue after veteran journalist Shireen Abu Akleh was shot dead by Israeli forces on May 11 in Jenin in the Occupied West Bank. Aljazeera Media Network assigned its legal team to refer the killing of veteran reporter Shireen Abu Akleh to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court. The legal file will also include the Israeli bombing of Aljazeera’s office in Gaza in May 2021. Palestinian Attorney-General Akram Al-Khatib said their probe shows the Israeli military intentionally killed Al Jazeera reporter Shireen Abu Akleh.>>

Mubasher-Al Jazeera
05 June 2022
<< <Teach your children that Palestine is occupied.> A wide celebration of the words of a Kuwaiti student at her graduation ceremony (video).
The pioneers of social networking sites circulated a video clip showing the choice of a Kuwaiti student to speak about
the Palestinian cause during her graduation speech at the American Creative Academy. <Teach your children that Palestine is occupied, that Al-Aqsa Mosque is a prisoner, and that there is no impartiality in issues of injustice, either you support the oppressed or you applaud the oppressor,> said student Noura Ghazi Boodai, while giving a speech as the first in her class. And she added, <I chose to support the oppressed, and to the one who says our opinion and your opinion is not important: our opinion is important, we will be held accountable for it before God Almighty.> Interacting with Noura’s words, Kuwaiti National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim wrote, <This good human land has given birth to generations bearing lofty messages, souls that are not afraid to defend the weak, and mouths that, if uttered, reduce the truth to words and implement their actions. I am very proud of the words of the student Noura Ghazi Boodai, who shared her joy by standing with the people of Palestine.> Kamal Al-Rabai tweeted, <A Kuwaiti student at her graduation party remembers the case and brings up the compass.> <This is how Jerusalem should be in the hearts of our young men and women throughout the world,> wrote Muhammad Ibrahim. As for Nawal Al Khuraim, she tweeted, <Teach your children that Palestine is occupied and Al-Aqsa Mosque is captive: With these words, Kuwaiti student Noura Ghazi Boodai expressed her support for Palestine. Long live Kuwait and long live its people in support of the Palestinian cause.>.
Source: Al Jazeera Mubasher

Mubasher - Al Jazeera
04 June 2022
<< <Who killed Shireen Abu Akleh?> The New York Times: This is the best possible way to establish the facts.
The American newspaper (New York Times) said that three weeks have passed since the killing of our colleague Shireen Abu Aqleh by the Israeli occupation, without opening an official and impartial external investigation, despite the wave of international anger and calls from the US State Department, human rights organizations and other parties. She went on to write an article entitled <Who killed journalist Sherine Abu Aqleh?> She pointed out that the world knows very little about the person responsible for her death, explaining that the martyr's family, her colleagues, and everyone who cares about freedom of the press and sees it as a pillar of democracy <deserve much more than that,> and that the best possible way to establish the facts is <an independent investigation.>
She said that two days after her assassination, the results of two preliminary investigations were announced, and the Palestinian Authority accused Israeli soldiers of targeting colleague Shirin Abu Aqleh, 51, while the Israeli army said that <there is always a risk of injury to non-combatants during an armed clash.>
Occupation blackout
The newspaper quoted the occupation army that <the fatal bullet may have been caused by random Palestinian fire or an Israeli sniper,> and an Israeli army spokesman indicated that <the journalists are legitimate targets.> And (The New York Times) considered that this comment shows that Israel <rejects the critical role played by brave and independent journalists like Shireen Abu Akleh and others in being witnesses to the violence and escalation that has occurred in recent weeks.> The article added that (CNN) and other news organizations began their own investigations, and after reviewing video clips, witness testimonies and audio forensic analysis of the gunshots, CNN reported that the evidence indicates that <Sherine Abu Aqleh was killed in a targeted attack by Israeli forces.> She said witnesses and videos provided new evidence <that there was neither active fighting nor any Palestinian militants near Shirin Abu Aqleh in the moments before her assassination.> <Israel responded sharply, in a speech to the World Economic Forum in Davos on May 25, < the New York Times said.> Israeli President Isaac Herzog dismissed the CNN report, saying it was <based on false facts.> The article considered that this increases the importance of full and accurate accountability, considering that the best possible way to prove these facts is <an independent investigation conducted by a group with American, Israeli and Palestinian participation.> >>
Source: The New York Times
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Al Jazeera - Mubasher
01 June 2022
<<The United Nations names the program for training Palestinian journalists after Sherine Abu Akleh.
The United Nations announced, on Tuesday, changing the name of one of the training programs for Palestinian journalists and broadcasters to the <Sherine Abu Aqleh Program for Training Palestinian Journalists and Broadcasters.> United Nations spokesman Stephane Dujarric said that the renaming of the program came <in honor> of colleague Shireen Abu Aqleh, who was martyred by the Israeli occupation forces in Jenin camp in the northern occupied West Bank on May 11. During the daily press conference at the organization's permanent headquarters in New York, Dujarric said that Sherine Abu Aqleh <was a pioneer for Arab women and an example for journalists in the Middle East and around the world.> He added that Shireen's career was <distinguished over a quarter of a century> and that <her legacy and her courage should be cherished.> >>
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Al Jazeera centre
for Public Liberties and Human Rights
29 May 2022

<<34 rights groups demand an independent investigation into the killing of Shireen Abu Akleh.
34 rights groups demand an independent investigation into the killing of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh. The IPI has joined a coalition of 34 press freedom and human rights groups calling for an immediate and independent investigation into the killing of Aljazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh. Shireen Abu Akleh, was assassinated on Wednesday, May 11. in Jenin in the West Bank.
She was shot even though she was visibly identifiable as a journalist. The Qatar-based Aljazeera accused Israel of deliberately killing her and vowed to take legal action. <They cannot hide the truth with this crime,> Abbas said in an address as her body lay in state with a Palestinian flag draped over it in the West Bank city of Ramallah. <They are the ones who committed the crime, and because we do not trust them, we will immediately go to the International Criminal Court,> Abbas said. The ICC launched an investigation into possible Israeli war crimes over a year ago
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Al Jazeera centre
for Public Liberties and Human Rights
31 May 2022
<<Al Jazeera Media Network condemns the sentencing in absentia of our colleague Ahmed Taha.
On Sunday, May 29, the Cairo Criminal Court in Egypt sentenced Ahmed Taha, a presenter with Al Jazeera Mubasher, in absentia to 15 years in prison after his name was included in a case involving others being tried on charges of <spreading false news.>
Al Jazeera Media Network condemns this irrational verdict which it considers unjustified and which it believes is taken as part of an ongoing campaign launched by the Egyptian authorities against Al Jazeera and its journalists. Moreover, this verdict is an attempt to criminalise the profession of journalism that is protected by international laws put in place to facilitate the difficult and oftentimes dangerous work of journalists to convey news impartially and professionally. The Network asserts that the Cairo Criminal Court’s decision represents yet another disgrace for the legal and judiciary system in Egypt and that the decision has no legal foundation. >>
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