The death of Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh reached the highest international security body. The The United Nations Security Council “strongly” condemned the assassination. of the professional and the injuries of another journalist in the West Bank city of Jenin.
The unanimous declaration was proposed by the United States on Friday. Israel-related matters also require “an immediate, exhaustive, transparent and impartial investigation”. Akleh was killed on Wednesday as she watched an Israeli army raid in the occupied West Bank.
The AFP Agency indicates that the council’s text emphasizes “the need to ensure accountability.” The US government expressed itself “deeply disturbed” by the violence by Israeli security agents against the journalist’s funeral. The police attacked the funeral passage and almost made his coffin fall.
US President Joe Biden emphasized in an act at the White House about what happened that “I don’t have all the details, but I know it has to be investigated”. Regarding the scenes at the funeral of the Al Jazeera journalist, Secretary of State Antony Blinken described the intrusion as “disturbing”.
The US foreign minister added that “every family deserves to be able to say goodbye to their loved ones in a dignified way.” Blinken called “remain calm and avoid any action that could further escalate tensions”. Akleh was killed wearing press identification and wearing a bulletproof vest and helmet.