Tuesday, 17 May 2022
World“Even in death, Abu Akleh was deprived of dignity” (Canadian NDP leader)

“Even in death, Abu Akleh was deprived of dignity” (Canadian NDP leader)

AA / Montreal / Hatem Kattou

Jagmeet Singh, leader of the Canadian political formation, the New Democratic Party (NDP), is the only politician of a federal party in the country of maple to have reacted, Friday, to the images of the coffin being jostled and attacked by the police of the Palestinian journalist, Sheerin Abu Akleh, murdered two days before.

This is what emerges from a tweet posted late Friday morning (Canadian time) by Singh on his official account.
“The inhumanity of these images is frightening,” the NPD leader said first, illustrating his tweet of images transmitted by the al-Jazeera satellite channel, where Abu Akleh had worked for a quarter of a century.

The footage showed elements of the Israeli police harshly attacking and aggressively targeting Palestinians carrying the coffin of the Palestinian journalist who was shot dead by an Israeli soldier on Wednesday while covering an Israeli offensive. State army in the Jenin camp (occupied West Bank).

Jagmeet Singh, leader of the NDP (fourth political force, 25 seats in the House of Commons) since 2017, added in his tweet: “Even in death, Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh was deprived of dignity and compassion. “.

He also called these attacks by Israeli forces against a funeral procession – “this dehumanization, unacceptable and shocking”.

Israeli police on Friday attacked Palestinians preparing to bury Shireen Abu Akleh as they left the French Hospital in East Jerusalem’s Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood.

Thousands of Palestinians attempted to leave the hospital carrying the body of the deceased, chanting nationalist slogans and waving Palestinian flags, amidst stun grenades and assaults aimed at deterring them.

In a written statement to Anadolu Agency, the Palestine Red Crescent Society said dozens of Palestinians were injured when Israeli police stormed the hospital and allowed only one few people to come out with Abu Akleh’s body, preventing hundreds of other Palestinians from moving.

Israeli police also chased Palestinians through the streets near the hospital.
It should be noted that the leader of the NDP was the only major Canadian politician to have condemned the assassination of the Palestinian journalist.

While describing the murder as “appalling”, Singh had demanded that a “thorough investigation” be carried out.
Shireen Abu Akleh, correspondent in the occupied West Bank for the Al Jazeera satellite channel, was killed on Wednesday by Israeli gunfire.

The Palestinian News Agency (WAFA, official) reported, citing the Ministry of Health, that the 51-year-old journalist died of her injuries after being shot in the head.

Born in 1971 in Jerusalem, Shireen Nasri Abu Akleh first studied architecture at the University of Science and Technology in Jordan, before changing careers and specializing in the written press.

The journalist then returned to Palestine to collaborate with the “Voice of Palestine” radio station, the “Amman” satellite channel, the Moftah Foundation, and Radio Monte Carlo. In 1997, Abu Akleh began his career with Al-Jazeera.

., . . (HAS), ., .. ..

Popular content

Latest article

More article