2023-05-11 14:31:21

A Year After Israeli Sniper Kills Shireen Abu Akleh, No Justice for Palestinian-American Journalist

One year ago, on May 11, 2022, an Israeli soldier fatally shot the Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh in the head as she was reporting on an Israeli military raid just outside the Jenin refugee camp in the occupied West Bank. She was shot while wearing a blue helmet and blue flak jacket clearly emblazoned with the word "press." Abu Akleh was one of the most prominent TV journalists in the Arab world and had worked for Al Jazeera for a quarter of a century. She was also a U.S. citizen. But a year after her death, no one has been held accountable despite detailed testimony from eyewitnesses to the shooting. We air excerpts from the Al Jazeera investigation The Killing of Shireen Abu Akleh_, which just won a George Polk Award, and speak with correspondent Sharif Abdel Kouddous. "There's still no justice in her case, no accountability whatsoever," says Abdel Kouddous. He adds that while the White House has been very vocal about the case of _Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkpovich, who is detained in Russia, the response to Abu Akleh's killing has been muted. "Shireen was an American citizen, and her family deserves the same calls for justice, the same push for accountability from the White House."

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