…from Al Jazeera
[ Editor’s Note: OK, so now we have the IDF shooting media people who are filming protests so that they cannot film the protest any more. And as they were in a group of five, and multiple shots were used, there can be no claim of an accidental discharge and stray bullet.
Why did the Israelis do this? Simply because they know they can, and nothing will be done about it. It is unthinkable that its troops would do this on their own without prior approval.
Israeli officials have been doing this stuff so long its just another day at the office for them. Some slight protest might be issued by the US, but certainly no sanctions, no US aid canceled, no trips to the US by Israeli military officials, etc…business will continue to go on like this never happened.
Flip the coin to where we have the same thing happen to two Israeli journalists and watch the shit storm would flow through world media about a new holocaust being attempted, etc.
I would judge the odds of the Israeli military not knowing who did this to be zero. They have a long history of carefully monitoring such events so if something happens they have a record of it.
The good news with the bad event below is that it sure as hell will not be swept under the table. It’s a PR disaster for the IDF and the Israeli government … Jim W. Dean ]
Extra Information Headlines on incident
- Shireen Abu Akleh remembered as one among Arab world’s main journalists.
- American ambassador to the UN calls Shireen Abu Akleh’s killing ‘actually horrifying’; State Division spokesperson says ‘these accountable should be held accountable’
- Abbas says reporter’s dying will go to the ICC so Israel doesn’t ‘go unpunished’.
- At memorial occasion for Shireen Abu Akleh, PA chief says he doesn’t belief Israel, received’t cooperate on probe.
- srael continues to induce joint investigation to seek out who fired deadly shot.
- Minister on probe into reporter’s dying: ‘Israel’s credibility not the very best’.
- A whole lot collect in Israeli cities to protest dying of Al Jazeera reporter
First printed … Could 12, 2022
Ramallah, Occupied West Financial institution – Israeli forces have shot useless Al Jazeera’s journalist Shireen Abu Akleh within the occupied West Financial institution, based on witnesses and the Palestinian well being ministry.
Abu Akleh, a longtime TV correspondent for Al Jazeera Arabic, was killed on Wednesday whereas overlaying Israeli military raids within the metropolis of Jenin within the northern occupied West Financial institution.
She was rushed to a hospital in Jenin in vital situation, the place she was declared useless shortly after, at 7:15am (4:15 GMT), based on the Palestinian well being ministry.
Abu Akleh was carrying a press vest and was standing with different journalists when she was killed. One other Al Jazeera journalist, Ali al-Samoudi, was additionally wounded by a bullet within the again on the scene. He’s now in secure situation.
The pinnacle of the drugs division at al-Najah College in Nablus confirmed that Abu Akleh was shot within the head. He stated that her physique was transferred for an post-mortem primarily based on an order from the general public prosecution.
Abu Akleh’s physique was carried out of the college coated in a Palestinian flag, after which she might be taken to the Istishari Hospital in Ramallah.
An official funeral might be held for her tomorrow morning on the Palestinian presidency headquarters in Ramallah.
Al-Samoudi and different journalists on the scene stated there have been no Palestinian fighters current when the journalists had been shot, immediately disputing an Israeli assertion referencing the likelihood that it was Palestinian fireplace.
“We had been going to movie the Israeli military operation and all of a sudden they shot us with out asking us to depart or cease filming,” stated al-Samoudi.
…“The primary bullet hit me and the second bullet hit Shireen … there was no Palestinian army resistance in any respect on the scene.”
Shatha Hanaysha, a neighborhood journalist who was standing subsequent to Abu Akleh when she was shot, additionally advised Al Jazeera that there had been no confrontations between Palestinian fighters and the Israeli military. She stated the group of journalists had been immediately focused.
“We had been 4 journalists, we had been all carrying vests, all carrying helmets,” Hanaysha stated. “The [Israeli] occupation military didn’t cease firing even after she collapsed. I couldn’t even lengthen my arm to drag her due to the pictures being fired. The military was adamant on taking pictures to kill.”
You possibly can learn the complete Al Jazeera article right here.