Permatang Pauh MP Nurul Izzah Anwar, a Malaysian politician, condemned Saturday the assassination of Shireen Abu Akleh by the Israeli occupation forces.
“Journalists covering war and armed conflict are protected under the Geneva Convention, and this assassination – yet another Israeli transgression of international law in a long list of transgressions – must be unequivocally condemned,“ Nurul said in a statement.
She said the failure of media outlets to state the truth of Shireen’s murder cannot be tolerated.
“We must condemn state-sponsored terrorism whether committed in Ukraine or Palestine,” she stressed.
Anwar stated that we must not allow deliberate attempts to silence the voices that tell the true story of the occupation.
Nurul said the Malaysian government must demand an independent international investigation into the circumstances of her death, and the guilty parties must be held responsible.
“If we allow journalists to be killed indiscriminately, we risk living in a world where the guilty are never held accountable,“ she added.
Israeli occupation forces killed Wednesday morning 11 May 2022 Al-Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Aqleh during an operation in the occupied Palestinian city of Jenin, according to the Ministry of Health.
Abu Aqleh was hit by a live bullet in the head and rushed to the hospital in critical condition until she was declared dead.
The Israeli occupation forces stormed the city of Jenin, with more than 40 military patrols reinforced with special forces.
The occupation army surrounded the house of the martyr Abdullah Al-Hosari in the city before storming it and destroying his content.