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Global Journalist Union Fighting Israel at ICC-Doha News

Israel will soon face a proceeding at the ICC.

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) will be a partner in a proceeding against Israel following the violent killing of veteran Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, reported by the Palestinian news agency (WAFA) on Sunday.

This was after the Palestinian journalist syndicate succeeded in persuading the Federation to cooperate in a proceeding against Israel in the International Criminal Court, said Ali Yusuf, a member of the IFJ’s board of directors.

“Palestinian journalists are fighters who routinely face the invasion of occupation in all areas and the main project of occupation to expel Palestinians from their lands,” Youssef told official Palestinian television. Told.

Abu Acre, 51, was shot dead by Israeli troops while reporting on an Israeli attack in the city of Genin. Her death caused anger around the world and sent a shock wave throughout the region.

Palestinian authorities, numerous human rights groups, and media sources, including the New York Times and The Washington Post, have concluded that the Israeli army is responsible for the death of journalists.

A UN human rights investigation recently concluded that the bullet that killed Abu Acre was fired by Israeli forces. The Israeli army was backed by testimony from several witnesses.

The official findings of the Palestinian investigation into the assassination of Abu Acre by Israel were presented to ICC prosecutors last month by Palestinian Foreign Minister Liard al-Maliki.

Maliki was guilty of crimes against humanity targeting civilians, children, women, journalists, health workers and other conservation groups at a meeting with ICC prosecutor Karim Ahmad in The Hague on June 9. He asked for an international explanation of the perpetrators.

Pressure on ICC

Meanwhile, in a statement to Doha News, Human Rights Watch (HRW) told the International Criminal Court an ongoing Israeli response to Palestinians after the UN Human Rights Agency released findings on the killing of Abu Acre. Asked to pursue the violation of.

HRW told Doha News last week by Israeli troops and Palestinian director Omar Shakir.

“All evidence, including several serious independent investigations, shows that the Israeli army shot down Shireen Abu Akleh.

“The killings and assaults on Abu Acre’s burial procession took place in a larger situation where serious abuse was exempted. Victims of these serious abuses were impunity in Israel for decades. I’ve faced the wall of the world, “he added.

He added that the killing of Abu Acre urged an urgent need for the ICC’s public prosecutor’s office to proceed with an investigation “for a serious crime in Palestine.”

Shakir argues that the ICC was created exactly to address such cases where the breach was disastrous and “the climate of impunity is widespread.”

“A firm pursuit of the Palestinian investigation is very important to the ICC’s very legitimacy,” Shakir told Doha News.

Despite evidence from various sources, the Israeli government has not been held liable for the killing of journalists and the widespread crackdown on mourners, especially at her mass funerals.

One of the casket attendants who had the casket of Abu Acre was later detained and cross-examined by the Zionist administration.

Israel said it would not initiate a criminal investigation into a funeral attack, despite global anger.

https://dohanews.co/global-journalists-union-to-take-on-israel-at-icc/ Global Journalist Union Fighting Israel at ICC-Doha News

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