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UN Concludes Palestinian Journalist Shireen Shireen Abu Akleh Killed by Israeli Forces

June 25, 2022
Image Credit: Al Jazeera

The United Nations Human Rights Office released a statement on Friday saying that it concluded its review of the killing of Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, which revealed that the shots came from Israeli forces. “All information we have gathered – including official information from the Israeli military and the Palestinian Attorney-General – is consistent with the finding that 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,” U.N. Human Rights Office spokeswoman Ravina Shamdasani said. From this information, the U.N. office found that the journalists avoided the location of armed Palestinians inside the camp, and made their presence visible to the Israeli forces deployed. Once the journalists moved slowly down the street, wearing bulletproof helmets and flak jackets with “PRESS” markings, several single bullets were fired towards them from the direction of the Israeli Security Forces. After Abu Akleh was killed, several bullets were also fired as an unarmed man attempted to approach Abu Akleh’s body, continuing on until he eventually managed to carry her away. Israel…

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