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Israel Needs to Open an International Investigation and Issue a Statement of Regret

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13.05.2022

“Shireen Abu Akleh, Al Jazeera, Palestine,” is a familiar line in every Palestinian and Arab home. This was the sign-­off of all the reports filed by journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, who was killed by gunfire in Jenin yesterday. To Palestinian eyes and ears, this sentence and Abu Akleh herself stood for the fight for real and courageous journalistic reporting on what goes on under the occupation.

With her death, Abu Akleh also became a symbol of the brutality of the Israeli occupation in the West Bank and a symbol of the violation of freedom of the press. Official Israeli spokespeople hastened to pin the blame for her death on the Palestinian gunmen who fired at the soldiers during an arrest operation in Jenin. But as of this writing, Israel has not presented proof that........

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