Days of Palestine

Saturday, June 3

Israeli Occupation Attack on Abu Akleh’s Funeral is Shocking, Says UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

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The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said the Israeli occupation attack on mourners at the funeral of journalist Shireen Abu Akleh was shocking.

Bachelet said in a statement “The Israeli use of force, which was being filmed and broadcast live, appeared to be unnecessary and must be promptly and transparently investigated.”

Bachelet added, “There must be accountability for the terrible killing not just of Shireen Abu Akleh but for all the killings and serious injuries in the occupied Palestinian territory.”

UN High Commissioner called for “a prompt, thorough, transparent, independent and impartial investigation of all use of force resulting in death or injury.”

“So far this year, 48 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli security forces. Today a young man, Walid al-Sharif, succumbed to the serious injuries he sustained at Al Aqsa Mosque Compound,” she continued.

“As I have called for many times before, there must be appropriate investigations into the actions of Israeli forces. Anyone found responsible should be held to account with penal and disciplinary sanctions commensurate to the gravity of the violation. This culture of impunity must end now.”