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The United Nations calls for an investigation into Israel’s violations of the funeral of Shireen Abu Akleh

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, called for the need to conduct appropriate investigations into the actions of the Israeli security forces, and to hold accountable anyone found responsible for the violations that took place during the funeral ceremony of Palestinian journalist Shirin Abu Aqleh in occupied East Jerusalem, with penal and disciplinary sanctions commensurate with the gravity of the violation. .

Bachelet said, in a statement to the United Nations, that it is following with deep concern the events that occurred in the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem, describing the scenes that showed the Israeli police attacking mourners at the funeral of journalist Shirin Abu Akleh in East Jerusalem on Friday as shocking. It is “reports that at least 33 people have been injured.”

“It appears that Israel’s use of force, which was filmed and broadcast live, is unnecessary and should be investigated promptly and transparently,” Bachelet added.

Michelle Bachelet reported the death of the young Walid Al-Sharif, as a result of the serious wounds he sustained in the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, on April 22, and stressed the need for there to be accountability for the horrific killing not only of Shireen Abu Akleh, but for all killings and serious injuries in the occupied Palestinian territory. .

She noted that international law requires a prompt, comprehensive, transparent, independent and impartial investigation into all uses of force that lead to death or injury, adding, “So far this year, 48 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli security forces,” and concluded her statement by saying: “The culture of impunity must end.” Punishment now.”

The members of the Security Council had strongly condemned the killing of the Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh and the injury of another journalist in the Palestinian city of Jenin on May 11, 2022.

This came in a press statement issued on Friday evening, in which the members of the Security Council conveyed their deep sympathy and condolences to the victim’s family.

In their statement, the members of the Security Council called for “an immediate, thorough, transparent, fair and impartial investigation into her murder, and stressed the need to ensure accountability.”

The members of the Security Council “reiterated that journalists must be protected in their capacity as civilians.” They also emphasized “that they continue to monitor the situation closely.”

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