UN chief appalled at Al Jazeera reporter's killing

UN chief appalled at Al Jazeera reporter's killing

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May 12, 2022

UN Secretary General António Guterres says he is "appalled" by Wednesday's killing of veteran Palestinian-American Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Aqla.

New Delhi, 12 May 2022

As per news report of BBC, António Guterres also called for an independent investigation into her death. Abu Aqla, 51, died while covering a raid by Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank. Her producer was injured. Al Jazeera said Israeli troops "deliberately" shot her. Israel's prime minister said it was "likely" she was shot by Palestinian gunmen. The prime minister, Naftali Bennett, called for a joint post mortem and investigation with the Palestinians, but on Thursday Palestinian Authority Civil Affairs Minister Hussein al-Sheikh said the request had been refused. Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said he held the Israeli government fully responsible for what he described as a "crime of execution".

Source - BBC



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