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Shireen Abu Akleh and the journalists killed by Israeli forces

Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh was killed on May 11 by Israeli forces in Jenin, within the occupied West Bank.

The 51-year-old Palestinian-American TV correspondent for Al Jazeera Arabic was sporting a protecting vest marked with “PRESS” and standing with different journalists when she was shot useless.

Another Palestinian journalist, Ali al-Samoudi, was shot within the again and is in a secure situation.

Abu Akleh’s dying is the most recent in an extended line of journalists killed by the Israeli army, which has an extended historical past of concentrating on reporters and different members of the media.

At least 45 journalists have been killed by Israeli forces since 2000, in accordance with the Palestinian Ministry of Information.

The Palestinian Journalists’ Union locations the dying toll increased at 55 killed.

The following is a brief summary of those that have been killed masking the battle in Palestine.

Journalists Killed By Israeli Forces.
(Al Jazeera)

Last 12 months, throughout Israel’s most up-to-date assault on Gaza in May 2021, an Israeli air raid killed Yusef Abu Hussein, a broadcaster for the native Voice of Al-Aqsa radio station. The air raid focused his home within the besieged Gaza Strip, household and colleagues mentioned.

At least 260 Palestinians had been killed in the course of the 11-day bombardment that lasted from May 10 to May 21.

Midway by the sustained assault, on May 15, the constructing housing the workplaces of Al Jazeera and different media organisations was destroyed in an Israeli assault.

Al Jazeera condemned the assault on its workplaces and known as on “all media and human rights institutions to join forces” in denouncing the bombing and to “hold the government of Israel accountable”.

Yet the killing of journalists by Israeli forces continues.

2018: Two journalists killed in a single week

In April 2018, two Palestinian journalists had been shot and killed by Israeli forces in a single week.

Ahmad Abu Hussein was shot by Israeli forces whereas masking a mass demonstration alongside the Gaza border. The 24-year-old, who was shot within the stomach throughout a protest near Jebaliya on April 13, died of his wounds. According to witnesses, Hussein, a photographer for the Gaza-based Voice of the People radio station, was additionally sporting a protecting vest marked “PRESS” on the time he was shot.

Days earlier, Yaser Murtaja, a photographer with the Gaza-based Ain Media company, died on April 7 on account of gunshot wounds inflicted by Israeli forces yesterday. Murtaja, 30, was hit within the abdomen regardless of additionally sporting a blue flak jacket marked with the phrase “PRESS” whereas masking a protest in Khuza’a within the south of the Gaza Strip.

2014: Deadliest 12 months for journalists in Palestine

Israel waged its deadliest assault on Gaza from July eight to August 26, 2014. The assault killed a minimum of 2,100 folks and injured greater than 11,000 others in Gaza.

That 12 months was additionally the deadliest for journalists in Palestine.

At least 17 journalists had been killed in 2014, in accordance with the Palestinian Ministry of Information.

Those killed included: Abdullah Fadel Murtaja, Ali Shehta Abu Afash, Hamada Khaled Muqat, Simone Camelli, Shadi Hamdi Ayad, Abdullah Nasr Khalil Fajjan, Muhammad Majed Daher, Muhammad Nour al-Din Mustafa al-Diri, Rami Fathi Hussein Rayan, Sameh Muhammad al-Arian, Ahed Afif Zaqout, Izzat Salama Dahir, Bahaa al-Din al-Gharib, Abd al-Rahman Ziyad Abu Hein, Khaled Riad Muhammad Hamad, Naglaa Mahmoud al-Hajj, Hamed Abdullah Shehab.

Interactive 2014 Deadliest Year For Journalists
(Al Jazeera)

2000-2012: At least 25 journalists killed

From the beginning of the Second Intifada in 2000 to 2012 a minimum of 25 different journalists had been killed by Israeli forces.

Those killed included: Muhammad Musa Abu Eisha (2012), Mahmoud Ali Ahmad al-Koumi (2012), Hussam Muhammad Salama (2012), Cevdet Kiliclar (2010), Alaa Hammad Mahmoud Murtaja (2009), Ihab Jamal (2009), Hassan Al-Wahidi (2009), Basil Ibrahim Faraj (2009), Omar Abdel-Hafiz Al-Silawi (2009), Fadel Sobhi Shana’a (2008), Hassan Ziyad Shaqoura (2008), Muhammad Adel Abu Halima (2004), Khalil Muhammad Khalil Al-Zaben (2004), James Henry Dominic Miller (2003), Nazih Adel Darwaza (2003), Fadi Nashaat Alawneh (2003), Issam Mithqal Hamza Al-Talawi (2002), Imad Sobhi Abu Zahra (2002), Amjad Bahjat Al-Alami (2002), Jamil Abd Allah Nawara (2002), Ahmed Noaman (2002), Raffaele Chirilo (2002), Muhammad Abdul-Karim Al-Bishawi (2001), Othman Abdul-Qader Al-Qatani (2001), Aziz Youssef Al-Tanh (2000).

Interactive_Shireen_ Obituary_May11_2022
[Al Jazeera]

Israel’s lack of accountability

The killing of Abu Akleh once more locations a highlight on the dearth of accountability in terms of lethal Israeli assaults towards journalists and media staff.

Israel has provided to conduct a joint investigation into Abu Akleh’s killing with Palestinian authorities, a proposal which Palestinian authorities have rejected.

Israel’s observe document in conducting such investigations has been described as “mechanisms” for whitewashing.

Speaking to Al Jazeera on Wednesday, Omar Shakir, Israel and Palestine director for Human Rights Watch, mentioned Israel can’t be trusted to carry these accountable accountable.

“The reality is there is no accountability for those sorts of abuses when it comes to actions by the Israeli authorities,” Shakir mentioned.

The EU, US, and UN, in addition to different governments and worldwide organisations, have now known as for a full, impartial, and neutral investigation into the killing of Abu Akleh – the most recent journalist to be killed masking Palestine.


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