Days of Palestine

Wednesday, May 31

General Union of Arab Journalists Rejects US Announcement on the Murder of Journalist Shireen Abu Akleh

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The General Union of Arab Journalists rejected the US announcement regarding the examination of the bullet that killed the Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh.

The union said in a statement that the report was unprofessional and a political and security report that was biased toward Israel.

The head of the union, Muayyad al-Lami, said that this biased report aims to evade holding Israel responsible for targeting and deliberately assassinating Abu Akleh.

Al-Lami expressed his union’s full solidarity with Palestinian journalists in taking all measures to bring the perpetrators to the International Criminal Court, especially the Israeli army commanders.

He called on all Arab and international media institutions to continue their efforts to achieve justice for Abu Akleh and not to allow the perpetrators to escape accountability, stressing that the union renews its demand for an impartial and transparent international investigation in the killing of Abu Akleh.