United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Tor Wennesland called for immediate investigation over the death of iconic Palestinian reporter Shireen Abu Aqla who was killed while covering the Israeli attacks in Jenin, West Bank on Wednesday.
Wennesland tweeted: “I call for an immediate and thorough investigation and for those responsible to be held accountable. Media workers should never be targeted.”
He also condemned the incident of the reporter’s death, saying: “I strongly condemn the killing of Al-Jazeera’s reporter, Shireen Abu Aqla, who was shot with live fire this morning while covering an #Israel|i security forces’ operation in #Jenin, in occupied West Bank.”
(1/2) I strongly condemn the killing of Al-Jazeera’s reporter, Shireen Abu Aqla, who was shot with live fire this morning while covering an #Israel|i security forces’ operation in #Jenin, in occupied West Bank.
— Tor Wennesland (@TWennesland) May 11, 2022
Abu Akleh was not the only reporter who was attacked during covering the events in the Jenin camp, Al-Quds newspaper reporter was also injured, but she is in a stable condition right now.
The Arabic network issued a statement condemning the attack that targeted the channel’s working team in Palestine, in addition, it urged the international community to “condemn and hold the Israeli occupation forces accountable for deliberately targeting and killing our colleague, Shireen Abu Akleh.”
It also reported that “it is investigating the event and looking into the possibility that the journalists were hit by the Palestinian gunmen.”