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Al Jazeera Asks International Criminal Court to Prosecute Shireen Abu Akleh’s Killers

HeadlineDec 06, 2022

Al Jazeera has filed a formal request at the International Criminal Court asking it to investigate and prosecute those responsible for the killing of Palestinian American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh. On May 11, an Israeli soldier shot Shireen in the head as she was reporting just outside the Jenin refugee camp in the occupied West Bank. Shireen and other reporters were wearing blue helmets and blue flak jackets clearly emblazoned with the word “press.” Shireen’s niece, Lina Abu Akleh, spoke to reporters from The Hague in the Netherlands earlier today.

Lina Abu Akleh: “It’s important that there continue to be support for Shireen, we continue to talk about her, and to continue to pressure governments, members of parliament, policymakers to take action and pressure those in power to seek justice and accountability.”

Click here to see our interview with Lina Abu Akleh and Sharif Abdel Kouddous, the correspondent on the documentary “The Killing of Shireen Abu Akleh” for Al Jazeera last Friday.

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