Qatar-based media network says it holds Israel responsible for killing ‘in cold blood’ its veteran correspondent in occupied West Bank.
Below is Al Jazeera Media Network’s statement on the killing of journalist Shireen Abu Akleh:
In a blatant murder, violating international laws and norms, the Israeli occupation assassinated in Jazeera’s correspondent forces in Palestine, Shireen Abu Al Akleh, targeting her with live fire early this morning, Wednesday, May 11, 2022, while her journalistic duty , clearly wearing a press jacket that identifies her as a journalist, covering the Israeli occupation forces storming of Jenin refugee camp in the West Bank.
Al Jazeera Media Network condemns this heinous crime, which intends to only prevent the media from their duty. Al Jazeera holds the Israeli government and the occupation forces responsible for the killing of Shireen. It also calls on the international community to condemn and hold the Israeli occupation forces accountable for their intentional targeting and killing of Shireen.
The Israeli authorities are also responsible for the targeting of Al Jazeera producer Ali al-Samudi, who was also shot in the back while covering the same event, and he is currently undergoing treatment.
Al Jazeera extends its sincere condolences to the family of Shire in Palestine, and to her extended family around the world, and we pledge to prosecute the perpetrators legally, no matter how hard they try to cover up their crime, and bring them to justice.