Shireen Abu Akleh murder goes to ICC
Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyadh Al-Maliki describes the murder of journalist Shireen Abu Akleh as a shocking crime and brings it forward to the ICC.
Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs filed a report to the International Criminal Court regarding the brutal murder of Shireen Abu Akleh. Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyadh Al-Maliki declared that Al Jazeera’s journalist murder was a shocking crime by all standards.
“What happened in the killing of Abu Akleh is a crime,” Al-Maliki declared.
The bloody murder of Palestinian journalist Abu Akleh has incited international responses from Arab and western countries, as well as organizations and committees, calling for a quick investigation into the cold-blooded crime.
News of her murder by the IOF began to spread like wildfire, and the occupation attempted to raise doubt about their forces' responsibility for her murder.
However, despite the Israeli attempts to hide their crime, Yousef Jamal Al-Rantisi, a forensic expert and manager of the Gaza Center for Human Rights, released a forensic analysis of the evidence related to Abu Akleh's murder, which concludes that she was deliberately shot and killed by Israeli occupation forces.
The results of the initial forensic medical report indicate that the direct cause of death was brain damage caused by a high-velocity bullet. The bullet penetrated the skull cavity causing an entry wound and then exited from the cavity, causing another wound. Following that, the bullet hit the internal side of the protective helmet, ricocheted, and lodged in the damaged tissues inside the skull.
The bullet was extracted and referred to the forensic laboratory for detailed analysis and a technical report.
By analyzing the available photographs of the crime scene, it was found that the trajectory of the bullet that killed the journalist could only have originated from where the Israeli forces raiding Jenin were positioned.