Palestine will take the case of a murdered journalist to the Criminal Court | News


Palestinian authorities affirmed on Wednesday that the file on the murder by Israel of the journalist for the Al Jazeera news network, Shireen Abu Akleh, will be transferred to the International Criminal Court.


Palestinian journalist killed by Israeli fire in the West Bank

The Minister of Civil Affairs, Hussein al Sheikh, posted on his Twitter account that: “We confirm that the Palestinian Authority will transfer this file to the International Criminal Court.”

In this sense, Al Sheikh added that: “We deny what the prime minister of the occupation government announced that they were going to the Palestinian Authority to carry out an investigation into his murder.”

In turn, he conveyed his condolences to the family of the Palestinian journalist and to the Al Jazeera channel while expressing that: “Once again the crime of silencing the word is committed and the truth is killed by the occupation’s bullets. A sad day in Palestine, we belong to God and we will return to him”.

For its part, the Palestinian Foreign Ministry demanded that the International Criminal Court “immediately and urgently open an investigation into Israel’s crimes against journalists and media personnel.”

Likewise, the Foreign Ministry stated that: “Israel deliberately targeted and killed Shireen Abu Aqla. Shireen is yet another victim of the international community’s deliberate inaction to hold Israel accountable for its continuing crimes.”

At the same time, he added that, “With her fearless reporting and powerful persistence, Shireen has become an icon of truth. A national hero to those whose voices have been silenced by Israel’s crimes.”

Similarly, Palestinian diplomacy urged journalists to expose the continuing human rights violations committed by Israel “including crimes against journalists.”

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