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Jordan condemns Israeli murder of Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh

Shireen Abu Akleh
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AMMAN — The Jordanian government has condemned the “heinous assassination” of Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh early Wednesday in Jenin in the West Bank.اضافة اعلان

“We condemn this heinous crime that was committed in cold blood against journalists wearing press-marked uniform,” Minister of State for Media Affairs and Government Spokesperson Faisal Shboul told the Jordan News Agency, Petra.

The minister added: “This crime is a flagrant violation of international humanitarian law and international conventions and norms, which stipulate that journalists and media workers must be protected,” calling on the international community to take action to protect journalists and media workers.

Also, a similar statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates denounced the killing of the Palestinian journalist and demanded an immediate and transparent investigation into the crime.

Earlier on Wednesday, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Ayman Safadi offered his condolences to the Palestinian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Riyad Al-Maliki over the death of Al Jazeera journalist Abu Akleh.

During a phone call, Safadi also checked on the health of the Quds reporter Ali Samoudi, who was shot in the back. The two ministers stressed the need to hold the perpetrators of this “heinous crime” accountable.

Safadi described the assassination of Abu Akleh as a “heinous crime and a blatant attack on the freedom of journalism,” calling for an immediate and transparent investigation into the crime.

A tweet on his official account said: “May God bless the soul of a professional journalist and voice of truth, who has shed light on the suffering of the Palestinian people.”

The minister also offered his condolences to the victim’s family and Al Jazeera channel and wished Samoudi a speedy recovery.


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