The United Nations has confirmed that Israeli forces had shot dead, Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, reported Al-Jazeera.
Ravina Shamdasani, spokeswomen of the UN Human Rights Office (OHCHR) on Friday, told reporters in Geneva that all the information that has been gathered in their investigation so far “is consistent with the finding that the shots that killed Abu Akleh and injured her colleague Ali Sammoudi came from Israeli security forces and not from indiscriminate firing by armed Palestinians”.
She added that the UN’s investigation revealed no “activity by armed Palestinians in the immediate vicinity of the journalists”. This contradicts the claims of the Israelis and their supporters that Shireen was killed by a bullet fired by Palestinians.
Israeli forces killed Abu Akleh while she was covering an army raid on Jenin, in the northern occupied West Bank.
The Palestinians people around the world, outraged on her killing. Thousands of people attended her funeral in occupied East Jerusalem. Israeli police attacked the pallbearers at the funeral, almost causing Abu Akleh’s coffin to fall to the ground.
Multiple witnesses said that Israeli forces killed the veteran reporter. Investigations conducted by several media organisations have also come to the same conclusion.