The Palestinian-American writer, who was wearing a vest checked ‘Press’ and a head protector, was killed on May 11 while covering an Israeli armed force activity in Jenin camp in the northern West Bank.
The United Nations said on Friday that its discoveries showed that the shot that killed Al Jazeera TV columnist Shireen Abu Akleh on May 11 was discharged by Israeli powers.
The Palestinian-American columnist, who was wearing a vest checked “Press” and a head protector, was killed on May 11 while covering an Israeli armed force activity in Jenin camp in the northern West Bank.
“We find that the shots that killed Abu Akleh came from Israeli security powers,” UN Human Rights Office representative Ravina Shamdasani told correspondents in Geneva.
“It is profoundly upsetting that Israeli specialists have not directed a criminal examination.”
“We at the UN Human Rights Office have finished up our free checking into the episode.”
“The shots that killed Abu Akleh and harmed her partner Ali Sammoudi came from Israeli security powers and not from aimless shooting by outfitted Palestinians, as at first guaranteed by Israeli specialists” she said.
She added that the data came from the Israeli military and the Palestinian principal legal officer.
“We have found no data recommending that there was movement by furnished Palestinians in the prompt area of the columnists,” Shamdasani said.
In accordance with its basic liberties checking approach, the UN freedoms office examined photograph, video and sound material, visited the scene, counseled specialists, evaluated official correspondences and talked with witnesses.
The discoveries showed that seven columnists showed up at the western entry of the Jenin evacuee camp not long after 6:00 am.
At around 6:30 am, as four of the writers moved toward a specific road, “a few single, apparently very much pointed slugs were terminated towards them from the bearing of the Israeli security powers.”
“One single projectile harmed Ali Sammoudi in the shoulder; another single shot hit Abu Akleh in the head and killed her quickly.”
UN common liberties boss Michelle Bachelet has encouraged Israel to open a criminal examination concerning Abu Akleh’s killing and into any remaining killings by Israeli powers in the West Bank and with regards to policing in Gaza.