#shireenabuakleh

  • New video shows no fighting before journalist Abu Akleh’s killing | Israel-Palestine conflict News
    By Al Jazeera Staff - Published On 20 May 2022
    https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/5/20/new-video-shows-no-clashes-during-shireen-abu-aklehs-killing

    A new video that begins moments before Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh was killed has emerged showing relative calm and quiet, contrary to claims by Israeli officials that fighting was taking place in the area.

    Abu Akleh, 51, was killed by an Israeli soldier on May 11, according to colleagues and witnesses who were present at the scene, while covering a military raid by Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank city of Jenin.

    The clip, which was filmed by a Jenin resident and verified by Al Jazeera, shows initial quiet with no sounds of fighting, corroborating witness reports that there were no clashes between Israeli forces and Palestinian fighters at the time of the shooting, as the Israelis have suggested.

    Some people are seen to be talking and laughing in the foreground, with people in the background, including Abu Akleh and some of her colleagues wearing blue press flak jackets, also visible.

    https://twitter.com/tombateman/status/1527306058359656449?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw
    New video emerges of moment #ShireenAbuAkleh was shot dead. Significantly, the group is relaxed and no gunfire is apparent as they prepare to work. There are two instances of repeat single shots, not bursts, that appear to come towards them. Warning : distressing content pic.twitter.com/XpkOKFwizc

    — Tom Bateman (@tombateman) May 19, 2022

    Abu Akleh and the other journalists are walking in the direction of where Israeli forces were located, before gunfire shots start ringing out.

    Once the shooting starts, people in the foreground start running away from where the Israeli forces were positioned. Abu Akleh can be seen lying in the street after being shot.

    A Palestinian American citizen, Abu Akleh’s killing by Israeli forces has led to global outrage and widespread calls for an independent investigation.

    #Shireen_Abu_Akleh

    • « On a délibérément tenté de nous tuer »
      La journaliste palestinienne Shatha Hanaysha se trouvait avec Shireen Abu Akleh lorsqu’elles ont été la cible de tirs.
      https://www.middleeasteye.net/fr/reportages/israel-palestine-occupation-mort-shireen-abu-akleh-jenine-temoignage

      Nous nous sommes montrés aux soldats qui étaient postés à quelques centaines de mètres de nous. Nous sommes restés immobiles pendant une dizaine de minutes pour nous assurer qu’ils savaient que nous étions là en tant que journalistes.

      Comme nous n’avons reçu aucun coup de semonce, nous sommes montés vers le camp.

      Nous avons alors entendu le premier coup de feu, sorti de nulle part. Je me suis retournée et j’ai vu mon collègue Ali al-Sammoudi à terre, touché par une balle dans le dos. Mais sa blessure n’était pas grave et il est parvenu à s’éloigner.

      Une scène de chaos a suivi. Mon collègue Mujahed a sauté par-dessus une petite barrière à proximité pour rester à l’abri des tirs. « Venez par ici ! », nous a-t-il lancé, à Shireen et moi. Mais nous étions de l’autre côté de la rue et nous ne pouvions pas prendre le risque de traverser.

      « Al-Sammoudi est touché ! », a hurlé Shireen, qui se tenait juste derrière moi, alors que nous étions toutes les deux adossées à un mur pour nous mettre à l’abri.

      À ce moment-là, une autre balle a transpercé le cou de Shireen, et elle s’est écroulée juste à côté de moi.

  • Tony Karon : https://twitter.com/TonyKaron/status/1525209459546537984

    S. African police in ’87 attacking the coffin of Ashley Kriel to seize the ANC flag that draped it;

    Israeli police attacked the coffin of #ShireenAbuAkleh today, trying to seize Palestinian flags.

    Apartheid regimes waging war on their victims, even after death

    #Palestine

  • Palestine occupée : la journaliste Shireen Abu Akleh assassinée par les troupes d’occupation
    11 May 2022 | Par Al-Jazeera | Traduction : Chronique de Palestine
    https://www.chroniquepalestine.com/palestine-occupee-journaliste-shireen-abu-akleh-assassinee-par-t

    Les forces israéliennes d’occupation ont abattu Shireen Abu Akleh d’un tir à la tête alors qu’elle était en mission à Jénine en Cisjordanie occupée.

    Les forces israéliennes ont abattu la journaliste d’Al Jazeera Shireen Abu Akleh en Cisjordanie occupée, selon le ministère palestinien de la Santé.

    Elle a été touchée par un tir à balle réelle mercredi alors qu’elle couvrait des raids israéliens dans la ville de Jénine et a été transportée d’urgence à l’hôpital dans un état critique, selon le ministère et des journalistes d’Al Jazeera.

    Elle a été déclarée morte à l’hôpital, a indiqué le ministère.

    Les circonstances de sa mort ne sont pas encore connues dans le détail, mais des vidéos de l’incident montrent qu’Abu Akleh a reçu une balle dans la tête, a déclaré Nida Ibrahim d’Al Jazeera.

    « Ce que nous savons pour l’instant, c’est que le ministère palestinien de la Santé a annoncé sa mort. Shireen Abu Akleh, couvrait les événements qui se déroulaient à Jénine, en particulier un raid israélien dans la ville, située au nord de la Cisjordanie occupée, lorsqu’elle a été touchée par une balle dans la tête », a déclaré Ibrahim, s’exprimant depuis la ville palestinienne de Ramallah. .

    « Comme vous pouvez l’imaginer, c’est un choc pour les journalistes qui ont travaillé avec elle. »

    S’exprimant à travers les larmes, Ibrahim a déclaré qu’Abu Akleh était une « journaliste très respectée » qui travaille avec Al Jazeera depuis le début de la deuxième Intifada palestinienne en 2000.

    Un autre journaliste palestinien a également été touché d’une balle réelle dans le dos, a indiqué le ministère de la Santé. Ali Samoudi, qui travaille pour le journal al-Quds basé à Jérusalem, serait dans un état stable.

    Le chef du bureau d’Al Jazeera à Ramallah, Walid al-Omary, a déclaré qu’il n’y avait pas eu de tirs de combattants armés palestiniens, contestant une déclaration israélienne faisant référence à cette possibilité. (...)


    #Palestine_assassinée
    #Shireen_Abu_Akleh

    • Cisjordanie : la journaliste Shireen Abu Akleh tuée lors d’affrontements - Le Point
      https://www.lepoint.fr/monde/la-journaliste-shireen-abu-akleh-tuee-par-un-tir-de-l-armee-israelienne-11-0

      « L’armée [israélienne] mène une enquête sur ces événements et envisage la possibilité que les journalistes aient été atteints par des hommes armés palestiniens »

      #sionisme #criminel #vitrine_de_la_jungle
      #impunité #complicité

    • Al Jazeera reporter shot, killed by Israeli forces in West Bank city of Jenin
      May 11, 2022 - Quds News Network
      https://qudsnen.co/al-jazeera-reporter-shot-killed-by-israeli-forces-in-west-bank-city-of-jenin

      (...) Another journalist identified as Ali Asmoadi who works for the Jerusalem-based Al-Quds newspaper was also shot in the back by Israeli live bullet during the same raid and he is in a stable condition.

      Middle East Eye reporter Shatha Hanaysha said she and a group of six journalists, including Abu Akleh, were together when they came under fire by Israeli occupation snipers and that there was no fighting in the area.

      The [Israeli] gunfire didn’t stop. Although Shereen was lying on the ground, the gunfire didn’t even stop. People also couldn’t reach her from the other side,” Hanaysha said.

      “People were trying to reach her, even the private vehicle that took her to the hospital was hardly able to reach her [due to the continuing Israeli gunfire]”

      “One young man jumped off a wall and pulled me out. He then pulled Shereen out. This proved to me that we, journalists, were deliberately targeted,” Hanaysha confirmed.

      “We were a group of journalists. We were wearing a press vest. Until this moment, I’m still in my press vest. Shereen was even wearing a press-marked helmet. She was wearing a helmet.”

      “This means he who fired at her was intending to shoot her in an area of her body that’s uncovered. I consider what happened an assassination of all of us, journalists.”

      “If my colleague Mujahed and I had tried to reach her, we would’ve been directly targeted by gunfire. People were warning us that the [Israeli] snipers were not far away from us. We were opposite to the building where the Israeli snipers were positioned. This man was present there and he told us that the snipers were there. He was seeing them. The Israeli soldiers were opposite to us and were seeing us.”

      “We were standing in an area where the soldiers could identify us as journalists. I told one of my colleagues: “let’s go out of this area.””

      “But he insisted that we remained in the same area so that the soldiers could identify us as journalists.”

      “And then we would advance. We stood in an area opposite to the Israeli soldiers. We stood as a group and then we advanced. The gunfire started after we reached an area where we could not pull back.”

      “This means that if the gunfire was not aimed at our killing, then the snipers would’ve started the gunfire before we reached that area,” Hanaysha said.

      “What we know for now is that the Palestinian Health Ministry has announced her death. Shereen Abu Akleh, was covering the events unfolding in Jenin, specifically an Israeli raid the city, which is north of the occupied West Bank, when she was hit by a bullet to the head,” Al Jazeera’s Nida Ibrahim said, speaking from the Palestinian city of Ramallah.

      “As you can imagine, this is a shock to the journalists who have been working with her.”

      Speaking through tears, Ibrahim said Abu Akleh was a “very well respected journalist” who has been working with Al Jazeera since the beginning of the second Palestinian Intifada in 2000.

      Al Jazeera’s bureau chief in Ramallah, Walid al-Omary, said that there had been no shooting carried out by Palestinians, disputing an Israeli statement that claimed the possibility.

    • EU condemns Israel’s killing of Al Jazeera reporter, calls to “independent investigation”
      May 11, 2022 - Quds News Network
      https://qudsnen.co/eu-condemns-israels-killing-of-al-jazeera-reporter-calls-to-independent-inve

      Occupied Palestine (QNN)- The European Union expressed on Wednesday shock by Israel’s killing of Al Jazeera journalist, Shereen Abu Aqleh, calling for a “swift and independent investigation to bring the perpetrators to justice.”

      “Shocked by the killing of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Aqla who was reporting on ISF incursions in Jenin. We express our deepest condolences to her family and call for a swift and independent investigation to bring the perpetrators to justice,” the EU Delegation to the Palestinians tweeted today.

      “Imperative to ensure the safety and protection of journalists covering conflicts.”

    • Reporter killed in Israeli raid was U.S. citizen; ambassador urges ’thorough investigation’
      Jack KhouryNir Hasson May. 11, 2022 10:44 AM -Haaretz.com
      https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/al-jazeera-reporter-killed-in-jenin-was-u-s-citizen-ambassador-urges-invest

      Shereen Abu Akleh, an al Jazeera reporter killed on Wednesday while covering an Israeli military raid in Jenin, was an American citizen, the U.S. Ambassador to Israel Tom Nides said.

      “Very sad to learn of the death of American and Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh,” Nides tweeted. “I encourage a thorough investigation into the circumstances of her death and the injury of at least one other journalist today in Jenin.”

      The European Union Delegation to the Palestinians called for an independent investigation into the incident in order to “bring the perpetrators to justice.” (...)

    • @LinahAlsaafin
      11:28 AM · 11 mai 2022
      https://twitter.com/LinahAlsaafin/status/1524319721050542080

      Warning: Graphic video
      Clearly depicts continued Israeli firing after Shireen Abu Akleh went down. Screams of “Ambulance”. One man tries to retrieve Shireen, others scream at him to move back from Israeli sniper range.

      https://video.twimg.com/ext_tw_video/1524316985936523270/pu/vid/848x464/oq3auKfXMfuj_I7D.mp4?tag=12

      other journalist in video, Shatha Hanaysha, is paralyzed with fear and can’t reach Shireen bc of the sniper.

      “I couldn’t even extend my arm to pull her because of the shots,” Hanaysha said. “The one that killed her intended to bc he shot at area of body that was not protected.”

    • B’Tselem בצלם بتسيلم
      @btselem
      1:10 PM · 11 mai 2022
      https://twitter.com/btselem/status/1524346246743396355

      This morning, B’Tselem’s field researcher in Jenin documented the exact locations in which the Palestinian gunman depicted in a video distributed by the Israeli army, fired, as well as the exact location in which Journalist Shireen Abu Akleh was killed.
      https://video.twimg.com/ext_tw_video/1524344718800433152/pu/vid/640x360/wK5-AyUmml-sLQJb.mp4?tag=12

      Location where journalist Shireen Abu Akleh was killed:
      https://www.google.com/maps/place/32%C2%B027'49.9%22N+35%C2%B017'02.3%22E/@32.4638611,35.285184,866m/data=!3m2!1e3!4b1!4m6!3m5!1s0x0:0x6d6a2a88db79175!7e2!8m2!3d32.4638721!4d35.
      Balat Al Shuhada’, Jenin

      Location of armed Palestinian firing in video distributed by Israeli army:
      https://www.google.com/maps/place/32%C2%B027'40.6%22N+35%C2%B017'01.7%22E/@32.4612778,35.2850966,866m/data=!3m2!1e3!4b1!4m6!3m5!1s0x0:0x59595f70b847a1e0!7e2!8m2!3d32.4612725!4d35

      Documentation of Palestinian gunfire distributed by Israeli military cannot be the gunfire that killed Journalist Shireen Abu Akleh

    • Shireen Abu Akleh killing: media deflect responsibility away from Israel
      https://www.thecanary.co/trending/2022/05/11/the-media-absolves-israeli-forces-of-responsibility-for-killing-shireen-ab
      https://www.thecanary.co/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/Palestine-layer.jpg

      Israeli forces have killed an Al Jazeera journalist in the occupied West Bank. They shot Shireen Abu Akleh in the head while she was reporting on a raid they were carrying out. Already, the corporate media has absolved Israeli forces of responsibility for her killing.

    • Mort de Shireen Abu Akleh : les vidéos et la géolocalisation réfutent les allégations israéliennes | Middle East Eye édition française
      https://www.middleeasteye.net/fr/actu-et-enquetes/palestine-mort-shireen-abu-akleh-videos-geolocalisation-refutent-alle

      L’analyse des vidéos, images et récits des témoins oculaires de la mort de la reporter d’Al Jazeera discrédite les allégations israéliennes selon lesquelles elle aurait été touchée par des tirs palestiniens

    • Is blood of iconic journalist redder than blood of anonymous Palestinians?
      Gideon Levy | May 11, 2022 | Haaretz.com
      https://www.haaretz.com/opinion/.premium-the-killing-of-shireen-abu-akleh-now-you-re-appalled-1.10793446

      Is blood of iconic journalist redder than blood of anonymous Palestinians?

      The relative horror expressed over the killing of Shireen Abu Akleh is justified and necessary. It is also belated and self-righteous. Now you’re appalled? The blood of a famous journalist, no matter how brave and experienced she was – and she was – is no redder than the blood of an anonymous high school student who was traveling home in a taxi full of women in this same Jenin a month ago when she was killed by gunfire from Israeli soldiers.

      That is how Hanan Khadour was killed. Then, too, the military spokesman tried to cast doubt on the shooters’ identity: “The matter is being examined.” A month has passed, and this “examination” has yielded nothing, and never will – but the doubts were planted, and they sprouted in the Israeli fields of denial and suppression, where no one actually cares about the fate of a 19-year-old Palestinian girl, and the country’s dead conscience is silenced again. Is there a single crime committed by the military that the right and the establishment will ever accept responsibility for? Just one?

      Abu Akleh seems to be another story: an internationally known journalist. Just this past Sunday a more local journalist, Basel al-Adra, was attacked by Israeli soldiers in the South Hebron Hills, and no one cared. And a couple days ago, two Israelis who attacked journalists during the Gaza war last May were sentenced to 22 months in prison. What punishment will be meted out to soldiers who killed, if indeed they did, Abu Akleh? And what punishment was given to whoever decided on and carried out the despicable bombing of the Associated Press offices in Gaza during the fighting last year? Has anyone paid for this crime? And what about the 13 journalists who were killed during the Gaza war in 2014? And the medical personnel who were killed during demonstrations at the Gaza border fence, including 21-year-old Razan al-Najjar, who was shot dead by soldiers while wearing her white uniform? No one has been punished. Such things will always be covered by a cloud of blind justification and automatic immunity for the military and worship of its soldiers.

      Even if the smoking Israeli bullet that killed Abu Akleh is found, and even if footage is found that shows the face of the shooter, he will be treated by Israelis as a hero who is above all suspicion. It’s tempting to write that if innocent Palestinians must be killed by Israeli soldiers, better for them to be well-known and holders of U.S. passports, like Abu Akleh. At least then the U.S. State Department will voice a little displeasure – but not too much – about the senseless killing of one of its citizens by the soldiers of one of its allies.

      At the time of writing, it was still unclear who killed Abu Akleh. This is Israel’s propaganda achievement – sowing doubts, which Israelis are quick to grab onto as fact and justification, though the world does not believe them and is usually correct. When the young Palestinian boy Mohammed al-Dura was killed in 2000, Israeli propaganda also tried to blur the identity of his killers; it never proved its claims, and no one bought them. Past experience shows that the soldiers who killed the young woman in a taxi are the same soldiers who might kill a journalist. It’s the same spirit; they are permitted to shoot as they please. Those who weren’t punished for Hanan’s killing continued with Shireen.

      But the crime begins long before the shooting. The crime starts with the raiding of every town, refugee camp, village and bedroom in the West Bank every night, when necessary but mainly when not necessary. The military correspondents will always say that this was done for the sake of “arresting suspects,” without specifying which suspects and what they’re suspected of, and resistance to these incursions will always be seen as “a breach of order” – the order in which the military can do as it pleases and the Palestinians cannot do anything, certainly not show any resistance.

      Abu Akleh died a hero, doing her job. She was a braver journalist than all Israeli journalists put together. She went to Jenin, and many other occupied places, where they have rarely if ever visited, and now they must bow their heads in respect and mourning. They also should have stopped spreading the propaganda spread by the military and government regarding the identity of her killers. Until proven otherwise, beyond any shadow of a doubt, the default conclusion must be: the Israeli military killed Shireen Abu Akleh.