Jerusalem24– US Ambassador to Israel Tom Nides has called for a thorough investigation into the circumstances of the killing of journalist Shireen Abu Akleh.
Very sad to learn of the death of American and Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh of @AJArabic @AJEnglish. I encourage a thorough investigation into the circumstances of her death and the injury of at least one other journalist today in Jenin.
— Ambassador Tom Nides (@USAmbIsrael) May 11, 2022
Abu Akleh had both American and Palestinian citizenship.
The US Palestinian Affairs Unit as well as the Office of the EU Representative in the West Bank and Gaza have called for an investigation into the killing.
Our deepest condolences on the death of @AJArabic journalist, Shireen Abu Akleh, who was well-known to us and all Palestinians. رحمها الله We encourage a thorough investigation into her death and the injury of fellow journalist, Ali Samoudi.
— US Palestinian Affairs Unit (@USPalAffairs) May 11, 2022
Shocked by the killing of @AlJazeera journalist Shireen Abu Aqla who was reporting on ISF incursions in Jenin. We express our deepest condolences to her family and call for a swift and independent investigation to bring the perpetrators to justice. pic.twitter.com/gYmfik7Dah
— EU and Palestinians (@EUpalestinians) May 11, 2022
“[It is] imperative to ensure the safety and protection of journalists covering conflicts,” it added.
In Ramallah, the Palestinian General Prosecutor said it had already begun the investigation, through the prosecutor of international crimes specialized in documenting internal crimes for the International Criminal Court, as a prelude to referring the case to the office of the general prosecutor of the ICC.