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Updated on June 27, 2022 1:18 am

UN rights chief requires finish to ‘tradition of impunity’ — International Points

Her enchantment comes within the wake of the killing of Al Jazeera correspondent Shireen Abu Akleh, who was fatally shot on Wednesday whereas protecting an Israeli raid in Jenin, West Financial institution.

The veteran Palestinian-American journalist was buried in East Jerusalem on Friday and big crowds turned out for her funeral.

‘Surprising’ use of power

The Excessive Commissioner issued an announcement saying she was following “with deep misery” the occasions within the occupied West Financial institution, together with East Jerusalem.

“Footage of Israeli police attacking mourners on the funeral procession of journalist Shireen Abu Akleh in East Jerusalem on Friday 13 Could was surprising. Stories point out that no less than 33 individuals have been injured,” she stated.

Ms. Bachelet stated the Israeli use of power, which was being filmed and broadcast dwell,  seemed to be pointless and have to be promptly and transparently investigated.

“There have to be accountability for the horrible killing not simply of Shireen Abu Akleh however for all of the killings and critical accidents within the occupied Palestinian territory,” she stated.

Name for investigations

The UN rights chief reported that 48 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli safety forces up to now this 12 months.

The newest dying occurred on Saturday when a younger man referred to as Walid al-Sharif, succumbed to accidents sustained throughout clashes final month on the Al Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem.

“As I’ve referred to as for a lot of occasions earlier than, there have to be applicable investigations into the actions of Israeli safety forces,” stated Ms. Bachelet. 

“Anybody discovered accountable needs to be held to account with penal and disciplinary sanctions commensurate to the gravity of the violation. This tradition of impunity should finish now.”

Safety Council condemnation

The killing of Ms. Abu Akleh has despatched shockwaves throughout the globe, and UN officers have been amongst these calling for an investigation.

The journalist was shot although she wore a vest that recognized her as a member of the press corps. Her producer additionally was wounded.

The UN Safety Council issued an announcement on Friday strongly condemning her killing, reiterating that journalists needs to be protected as civilians.

The Council additionally referred to as for a direct, thorough, clear, and truthful and neutral investigation into her killing, and careworn the necessity to guarantee accountability.  


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