Al Jazeera files lawsuit vs Israel for journalist's death

Claims Abu Akleh was 'not killed by mistake'

06 December, 12:27

    (ANSAmed) - TEL AVIV, 06 DIC - Al Jazeera on Tuesday filed a lawsuit at the International Criminal Court (ICC) against Israel for the death of the Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, who was killed in May 2022 in the West Bank city of Jenin as she was covering an Israeli military raid on a refugee camp.

    Media reported that the Qatari broadcaster has new evidence proving that Israeli soldiers had shot directly at the journalist.

    Al Jazeera claims the theory that she was shot in the crossfire is entirely baseless and has said that new evidence is based on eyewitness reports, an analysis of video footage and forensic evidence.

    The media outlet, which has released a documentary on the circumstances of the journalist's death, said that "the evidence presented to the court confirm beyond any shadow of a doubt that there was no crossfire in the zone where the journalist was, only the shooting from the Israeli occupation forces directly at her".

    It went on to say that the evidence shows that "the killing was deliberate and part of a broader campaign to silence Al Jazeera".

    After a lengthy investigation that included inspection of the bullet that killed the journalist, Israel concluded that there was a high probability that the journalist had been hit "accidentally" by the soldiers' shooting, but stated that it was not possible to determine the source of the shots unequivocally.

    The Israeli foreign minister has not yet commented on the lawsuit. (ANSAmed).

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