BRUSSELS, Wednesday, May 11, 2022 (WAFA) - The European Union’s spokesperson strongly condemned the killing of Palestinian-American journalist of Al-Jazeera, Shireen Abu Akleh, in the occupied West Bank on Wednesday.
“Our condolences go to her family, friends, and colleagues. Another journalist, Ali Al Samoud, has been wounded,” said the statement.
The EU spokesperson affirmed the need to conduct a thorough, independent investigation to clarify all the circumstances of these incidents as soon as possible and for those responsible to be brought to justice. “It is unacceptable to target journalists while they perform their job. Journalists covering conflict situations must be ensured safety and protection at all times.”
“The European Union stands in solidarity with journalists and will continue to support their fundamental work, in particular, while covering conflicts. Just days after the World Press Freedom Day, the European Union recalls the crucial role played by journalists, media workers, and free and independent media,” the statement concluded.