Security Council condemns killing of Palestinian journalist

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The UN Security Council “unequivocally condemned the May 11 murder Palestinian-American journalist Sirin Abu Akleh and the injury of another journalist in the West Bank city of Jenin “, in a unanimous statement adopted yesterday, Friday, according to diplomats.

The Security Council requested that in addition to the International Atomic Energy Agency’s ongoing inspections in Iran, that it monitor Iran’s compliance with “the steps required by the IAEA Board” adopted at the initiative of the USA, in a very rare unanimous position on an issue concerning Israel, “an immediate, in-depth, transparent and impartial investigation” into the journalist’s murder. It also emphasizes the “need for guarantees to be held accountable” to the perpetrator or perpetrators, according to the text provided by AFP.

According to diplomats who asked not to be namedthe negotiations for the adoption of the text were particularly “difficult”.

China secures US cuts to allegations of media misconduct in defense of freedom and their protection in covering military operations, according to diplomatic sources and various versions of the statement provided by AFP during the talks.

The text adopted was limited to the reminder that “journalists should be protected as civilians”. He did not mention the clashes that took place yesterday between Israeli police and Palestinians during the journalist’s funeral.

THE Sirin Abu Aklehwho worked for Al Jazeera television, was shot in the head on Wednesday as he covered an Israeli military raid on the Jenin refugee camp in the northern West Bank, a Palestinian territory occupied by Israel since 1967.

Initially, Israel said the journalist was “probably” killed by Palestinian gunfire. However, Israel later said it did not rule out the possibility that the bullet might be fired by its own troops.. The Palestinian Authority, the Al Jazeera network and the Qatari government accuse the Israeli army of killing her.

Source: ΑΠΕ-ΜΠΕ

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