This unanimous statement, a rarity when it comes to Israel, calls for “an immediate, thorough, transparent and impartial investigation”. Article written by Published on 05/14/2022 09:42 Updated on 05/14/2022 12:19 Reading time: 1 min. Rare fact for a subject concerning Israel, the text was unanimously approved by the UN Security Council. The latter “strongly condemned the May 11 murder of Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh and the injury of another journalist in the West Bank city of Jenin”, in a unanimous statement adopted Friday, May 13, according to diplomats. >> What we know about the death of an Al-Jazeera journalist during an Israeli army operation Initiated by the United States, this unanimous statement also calls for “an immediate, thorough, transparent investigation and impartial” on this murder. It underlines “the need to guarantee accountability” of its author or authors, according to the text obtained by AFP. According to diplomats speaking anonymously, the negotiations to achieve the approval of the text were particularly “arduous”. On the other hand, the adopted text does not mention the clashes which occurred on Friday between Israeli police officers and Palestinians during the funeral of the journalist. China has obtained from the United States the amputation of paragraphs denouncing the abuses committed against the media in the world and defending their freedom and their protection during coverage of military operations, according to diplomatic sources and the different versions of the declaration obtained by AFP during the discussions. The adopted text merely recalls that “journalists should be protected as civilians”. Share: Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share by email Share link
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