RAMALLAH, Monday, July 4, 2022 (WAFA) – The Palestinian Journalists Syndicate said today that the report of the American experts on the killing of the journalist Shireen Abu Akleh by the Israeli occupation forces is biased and unprofessional.
In a statement, the syndicate said "the experts deviated from their professional role to come up with a political security report aimed at evading Israel's responsibility for targeting Shireen Abu Akleh and her deliberate assassination so that the occupation would not be held accountable for its crime against a Palestinian journalist, in addition to being an American citizen."
It explained that the US report legitimizes the killing of Palestinian journalists and justifies Israel's crimes against journalists, considering it as very dangerous because it cancels international protection for Palestinian journalists working in the Palestinian territories.
It affirmed its confidence in the report of the Palestinian Attorney General in the case of the assassination of Abu Akleh as well as the United Nations report and a number of important international media investigations, including prominent American media organizations, as well as eyewitnesses' testimonies who confirmed the assassination of Abu Akleh by the Israeli occupation forces.
The syndicate noted that it is proceeding to the end with the partners, led by the International Federation of Journalists, in its judicial procedures at the International Criminal Court against the Israeli army commanders, its government and the perpetrators of the crime so that they receive their punishment in accordance with international law.