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‘Criminal action’ – Arab nations seek to investigate the assassination of Al Jazeera reporter Shireen Abu Aqleh

Arab countries at the UN on Wednesday called for an independent, international investigation into what they called the assassination of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Aqleh, who was shot and killed while covering an Israeli army raid on the occupied West Bank.

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The Palestinian Ambassador to the UN, Riyad Mansour, said:

The Arab group in New York adopted a statement that strongly condemns this criminal act by the Israeli occupation authorities and calls for an international independent investigation into this crime.

He said it was necessary “to take those responsible for this crime to account for this crime”.

Mansour was clearly upset when he spoke. He knew Abu Aqleh, a Palestinian-American, personally.

The demand for an independent international inquiry was contained in three identical letters sent to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, the UN Security Council and the President of the General Assembly, Mansour said.

Palestinians wait for the body of veteran Al Jazeera Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Aqleh, who was shot and killed as she covered an Israeli army raid on the West Bank’s Jenin refugee camp.

Journalists escort the body of veteran Al Jazeera

Journalists escort the body of veteran Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Aqleh, who was shot and killed by Israeli troops.

The appeal is part of a chorus of calls for an inquiry into Abu Aqleh’s death.

The Qatar-based TV channel accused that Israeli forces deliberately and “in cold blood” shot Abu Aqleh, 51, in the head during the riots in the Jenin refugee camp.


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‘Criminal action’ – Arab nations seek to investigate the assassination of Al Jazeera reporter Shireen Abu Aqleh

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