UN: Israelis fired shots that killed journalist Shireen Abu Akleh | News

The veteran Al Jazeera journalist was killed on May 11 while covering Israeli army attacks in the occupied West Bank city of Jenin.

The United Nations said information gathered showed that the shots that killed Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh on May 11 were fired by Israeli forces.

“All the information we have gathered … is consistent with the finding that the shots that killed Abu Akleh and wounded his colleague Ali Sammoudi came from Israeli security forces and not from indiscriminate firing by armed Palestinians,” said the spokeswoman for the Office of UN Human Rights (OHCHR), Ravina Shamdasani. she told reporters in Geneva on Friday.

Shamdasani added that the information collected by the OHCHR did not reveal “activity by armed Palestinians in the immediate vicinity of the journalists”.

Abu Akleh was killed by Israeli forces while covering an army attack in Jenin, in the north of the occupied West Bank.

His assassination led to the outrage of Palestinians and the entire world.

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