Al Jazeera Sues Israel In The Hague, Claims IDF “Deliberately” Killed Abu Akleh

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Can anyone solve the mystery of the world's focus on the death of Shireen Abu Akleh out of the 11 Al Jazeera journalists killed on the front lines?

Qatar’s Al Jazeera television channel on Tuesday filed a lawsuit to the International Criminal Court (ICC) in the Hague against “those responsible for killing veteran Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh.”

In a statement issued on Tuesday, Al Jazeera claims that an investigation by the channel’s legal team shows that IDF soldiers deliberately fired at Abu Akleh and her colleagues. “The new witness evidence and video footage clearly show that Shireen and her colleagues were directly fired at by the Israeli Occupation Forces,” the statement said. “The claim by the Israeli authorities that Shireen was killed by mistake in an exchange of fire is completely unfounded.”

Al Jazeera also claimed that “this deliberate killing was part of a wider campaign to target and silence Al Jazeera.”

Outgoing Prime Minister Yair Lapid responded to the report by stating: “Nobody will interrogate IDF soldiers and nobody will preach to us on morals of combat, definitely not Al Jazeera.”

Defense Minister Benny Gantz advised Al Jazeera to examine what happens to journalists in Iran and other areas where Al Jazeera broadcasts from.

Otzma Yehudit chairman Itamar Ben-Gvir told The Jewish Press that the Al Jazeera network should be expelled from Israel. “The Al Jazeera network not only covers the news in an anti-Semitic way, distorts the truth and publishes lies, they also work against the State of Israel around the world,” he said. “This propaganda network should be expelled from the country and not given the opportunity to continue its anti-Israel campaign of lies.”

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)

5 COMMENTS

  1. The ICC has no jurisdiction over Israel. All of its “investigators” should be banned from entering Israel, and if it ends up issuing warrants Israel should warn other countries that executing those warrants will be considered an act of war.

  2. Jews injured by magavniks and Israeli police and whoever else in occupied territory ought to file with the ICC just as well. No justice in the regime’s compromised legal system. It’s okay to be moser mosrim. Sorry it’s come to this. Too many sadists who work for the regime ought to sit their lives out in The Hague.

  3. Humans lack standing with the International Criminal Court. They need authorization from the Security Council, and unless the US gets an openly anti-Semitic president, that won’t happen. Whether the ICC has jurisdiction over Gaza and West Bank is subject to discussion, though if the Security Council authorizes them, they would probably consider it settled.