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UN Security Council condemns killing of Al Jazeera journalist MPNRC News

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UN Security Council condemns killing of Al Jazeera journalist

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The UN Security Council on Friday unanimously condemned the killing of Palestinian-American Al Jazeera journalist Shirin Abu Akleh while he was covering an Israeli military raid in the West Bank, diplomats said.

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The statement – a rare case of Security Council unity on an issue related to Israel – also called for an “immediate, thorough, transparent and impartial investigation into his assassination”.

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Negotiations over text were particularly difficult, according to diplomats who spoke on condition of anonymity.

According to diplomatic sources and various versions of the declaration obtained by AFP during the discussion, China has called for the removal of articles condemning abuses committed against media around the world, protecting their freedoms and their security while covering military operations. Successfully pushed the United States to insist.

The final text only says that “journalists must be protected as citizens” and does not mention violence during Friday’s funeral for Abu Aqle.

Television footage showed pallbearers fighting to stop Abu Aqleh’s coffin from falling to the ground, accusing Israeli police officers of using sticks, and grabbing Palestinian flags from mourners.

Abu Akleh, a star journalist for Al Jazeera, was killed as he covered the unrest at the Jenin refugee camp in the occupied West Bank.

The Qatar-based network alleged that it was deliberately targeted by Israel.

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett initially said armed Palestinians were “likely” responsible, but Israel withdrew the charge and said it was investigating.

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