Journalist killed in the West Bank, the UN Security Council unanimous: “No sentence, immediate and impartial investigation is needed”

After White House el‘European Union also the United Nations Security Council spoke on the killing of the Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh and the wounding of another journalist in the West Bank. In a unanimous statement adopted on Friday has “strongly condemned“What happened also asking for” a ‘immediate, thorough, transparent and impartial investigation”About this murder. The unanimous position – a very rare occurrence on an issue concerning Israel – does not, however, mention the violence of the Israeli police during his funeral.

According to Afpwhich obtained several versions of the declaration, the China achieved the removal of paragraphs condemning media abuse around the world, demanding their protection while covering military operations. The final text only says that “journalists must be protected as civilians”.

The journalist of the Qatari television channel of Al Jazeera was killed Wednesday by a bullet to the head while covering an Israeli raid on a camp refugees in the north of the West Bank, Palestinian territory occupied by Israel since 1967. The Palestinian Authority, Al Jazeera and the government of Qatar accuse the Israeli army of killing her.

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