Al Jazeera condemns Israeli Occupation Forces’ attempt to evade responsibility for Shireen Abu Akleh’s killing
After refusing to take responsibility for more than 100 days, the Israeli Occupation Forces announced today the findings of its investigation that it is "very likely" that Shireen Abu Akleh was "accidentally" killed by an Israeli soldier in an "unfortunate incident."
Al Jazeera Media Network denounces the findings of this investigation and stresses that this elusive admission is nothing but an attempt from the IOF to evade the criminal responsibility for the killing of Shireen, which has been proven by numerous independent and international investigations.
Al Jazeera condemns the Israeli Occupation Forces’ reluctance to explicitly admit their crime and attempts to evade the prosecution of the perpetrators. The Network demands that an independent international body investigates the assassination of Shireen Abu Akleh to achieve justice for her, her family, and fellow journalists around the world.
Al Jazeera renews its pledge to support Shireen’s family and colleagues around the world and continues to call on all media, press freedom and international human rights organisations to amplify their demands to ensure all the perpetrators be held accountable.