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Iran strongly condemns the deliberate killing of iconic Palestinian journalist

TEHRAN, Thursday, May 12, 2022 (WAFA) – Iran strongly condemned the deliberate Israeli killing of iconic Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh yesterday in the West Bank refugee camp of Jenin.

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman, Saeed Khatibzadeh, condemned in a press statement the targeting of Al Jazeera reporter Abu Akleh, “who was committed to the cause of Palestine and the holy city of al-Quds (Jerusalem).”

Khatibzadeh described this “criminal act” by the Israeli occupation forces as “clear proof of ]the Israeli occupation’s] lack of commitment to the role and place of the press, the media and journalists in promoting awareness for the public opinion.”

He urged international organizations, human rights bodies and international media unions to conduct an independent investigation into Abu Akleh’s killing and demanded that Israel be held accountable for its crime.

K.F./M.K.

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