The physique of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh arrived on the presidential compound in Ramallah on Thursday, the place Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas took half in a memorial ceremony.
“We maintain the Israeli occupation authorities totally liable for killing her, they usually can not disguise the reality with this crime. And this crime shouldn’t go unpunished, and we level out that we now have refused and rejected the joint investigation with the Israeli authorities as a result of they’re those who dedicated the crime,” Abbas stated.
The veteran Al Jazeera journalist, one of many satellite tv for pc channel’s best-known reporters, was shot and killed Wednesday by Israeli forces whereas protecting an Israeli navy raid within the occupied West Financial institution.
Abu Akleh’s dying may draw new scrutiny to Israel’s navy justice system, which is being examined as a part of a conflict crimes probe carried out by the Worldwide Felony Courtroom. It additionally threatened to additional pressure often-rocky relations between the military and the worldwide media.
Abu Akleh, 51, was a revered and acquainted face within the Center East, recognized for her protection on Al Jazeera Arabic of the cruel realities of Israel’s open-ended navy occupation of the Palestinian territory, now in its fifty fifth yr. She was extensively recognised within the West Financial institution and was additionally a United States citizen.