Security Council Calls for Inter. Investigation into the Killing of Palestinian American Journalist
By: Ahmed Fathi
Following intense negotiations on a text proposed by the United States of America, Norway, and the United Arab Emirates, the Security Council unanimously adopted a press statement calling for a fair and independent international investigation into the assassination of Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh after three times of the silent procedure an revisions on Friday evening, at eight o'clock in the evening New York time. The text of the statement is as follows
The members of the Security Council strongly condemned the killing of Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh and the injury of another journalist in the Palestinian city of Jenin on 11 May 2022.
The members of the Security Council conveyed their sympathy and deepest condolences to the victim’s family.
The members of the Security Council called for an immediate, thorough, transparent, and fair and impartial investigation into her killing, and stressed the need to ensure accountability.
The members of the Security Council reiterated that journalists should be protected as civilians. The members of the Security Council stressed that they continued to monitor the situation closely.