White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Israel and Palestine’s investigation into the killing of Al Jazeera reporter Shirin Abu Akil in the occupied West Bank must be “deep and transparent” and that the United States is ready to provide the necessary support.
White House Press Secretary Psaki commented on the progress of the investigation into the death of Abu Akile at a press conference at the White House.
Noting that Palestine and Israel are jointly investigating this fact, Psaki said: “We call on both sides to conduct a thorough and transparent investigation and share important evidence. The United States is ready to provide full support to the investigation.”
Psaki added that if the US receives a request for an investigation, it will assess it accordingly.
– Assassination of Al Jazeera journalist Shirin Abu Akile
Al-Jazeera TV journalist Shirin Abu Akile was killed yesterday by the Israeli military near the refugee camp in the city of Jenin in the occupied West Bank of the Jordan River.
According to the Palestinian Ministry of Health, a 51-year-old employee of the Qatari TV channel died from a gunshot wound to the head.
Palestinian journalist Ali al-Sumudi, who was next to Shirin Abu Akile, was also wounded, his health condition is stable.
Footage circulated on social media showed the woman was wearing a bulletproof vest.
Meanwhile, the command of the Israel Army (IDF) announced the beginning of an investigation into the incident.
The IDF said that “the military carried out an operation to capture terrorists in Jenin.”
The report states that at the time of Akile’s death, “dozens of armed Palestinians fired on the Israeli military.”
The IDF did not rule out that “journalists could have come under fire from armed Palestinians.”
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