UN says Al Jazeera journalist killed by Israeli forces

Investigation finds shots not been fired by Palestinians

24 June, 13:51

    (ANSAmed) - GENEVA, 24 GIU - The Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh was killed by shots fired by Israeli security services, a UN investigation has found.

    The Palestinian-American journalist, who had been wearing a bulletproof jacket with 'PRESS' written on it and a helmet, was killed on May 11 while covering an operation by the Israeli army in the Jenin refugee camp in the northern part of the West Bank.

    "All information we have gathered … 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," UN Human Rights Office (OHCHR) spokeswoman Ravina Shamdasani told reporters in Geneva on Friday.

    "It is deeply disturbing that Israeli authorities have not conducted a criminal investigation," s he said."We at the UN Human Rights Office have concluded our independent monitoring into the incident." She added that the information came from the Israeli military and the Palestinian attorney general. (ANSAmed).

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