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UK singer Roger Waters pays tribute to slain reporter Shireen Abu Akleh during concert

UK singer Roger Waters pays tribute to slain reporter Shireen Abu Akleh during concert

NEW YORK, Thursday, August 25, 2022 (WAFA) – English rock musician Roger Waters, best known as bass player, co-lead vocalist, lyricist and principal songwriter in the rock band Pink Floyd, recently paid a tribute to slain Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh during concert in New York.

The 78-year-old songwriter and composer and former member of the English rock band Pink Floyd displayed Abu Akleh's name across the concert’s backdrop along with words saying that her crime was “being Palestinian” and that her punishment was “death.”

On May 11, while covering an Israeli army assault in the northern occupied West Bank refugee camp of Jenin, Abu Akleh, 51, a Palestinian-American journalist from Jerusalem, who worked for al-Jazeera for over 25 years, covering the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, was murdered by a bullet to the head fired by an Israeli sniper.

Last week, Palestinians around the world marked 100 days since Abu Akleh's killing 

Waters has been vocally advocating for Palestinians and their rights and is known for his support for the BDS movement.

K.T.

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