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seeing heavy rain toward taiwan across southern areas of japan, but for tokyo, a little bit of rain at $24.00 degrees celsius casa air with issue ally of the journey ah. ready global condemnation, after veteran al jazeera correspondent tree and apple aqua is shot dead by his ready forces, was covering, arrayed in the occupied westbank. ah, hello there, i'm laura kyle. this is alex, is there a live from doha, with the ongoing extensive coverage of the killing of serene abu akbar. crowds gathered outside the family's home to pay respects to the journalists whose
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funeral is expected to be held on friday. is rainy, military has admitted soldiers from an elite unit, 5 dozens of bullets during the raid, but has not taken responsibility for her death and despise international cause for a transparent investigation. few palestinians believe any one will be held accountable. ah, the killing of it out is there a journalist by israeli forces has sent reverberations across the arab world, walking shock, grief, and demands for an investigation. showing a black there was shot in the head was covering and israeli raid in the city of gen in and out out is there. a media network has called it a blatant murder, violating international laws. israeli military hasn't mrs soldiers from an elite
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unit? 5 dozens of bullets during the rate, but not responsibility for her death. tomorrow, shell reports. oh, don't shoot the messenger unless you're in is really soldier. in that case, you're seemingly okay with shooting the reporter who's clearly identifiable as a journalist and poses no threat. shitty and barclays is the latest report her to be killed by the israeli military, which has a long history of targeting journalists and news outlets. particularly al jazeera sharing, a veteran reporter who spent her life covering events and occupied palestine was among a group of journalist documents and what was happening in janine early on wednesday . according to eye witnesses and video footage, she was wearing a safety vest and helmets, both of which clearly identified her as a member of the press. despite this or maybe because of it, sure. it was shot and killed or annoyed and we were going to filmed is really army
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operation. and suddenly they shot us without asking us to leave or stop filming the 1st bullet hit me and the 2nd bullet hit sharina. they killed her in cold blood because they are killers and specialize and killing only palestinian people. we had no resistance and there was no palestinian resistance at all at the same journalist . somebody was also shot and injured in the attack. there was no exchange of fire. so there is no possibility whatsoever. on the last day, i mean, always uses these excuses to come up the crime, committing against palestinians, including posting agenda according to rights groups. israel has killed 50 journalists since 2000 and injured more than 144 in the past 4 years alone.
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this is also not the 1st time israel has intentionally targeted al jazeera last year. the networks office in gaza was bomb to rebel while journalists, travadone b did. he was assorted by israeli forces, whilst reporting on israel's ethnic cleansing of arab residence in occupied east jerusalem shifter off neighbourhood. israeli authorities say they've launched an investigation of human rights groups say they have little faith in israeli justice, particularly with renowned organizations like human rights watch and amnesty international, accusing israel of implementing a system of apartheid that i, that i am human rights organizations, for example, like bit st. limb and is really human rights organizations. and that decided a long time ago that they are no longer going to even into act with the complaint system with invisible eli army because it is not serious. it doesn't find israeli
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soldiers guilty. i thought is foreign ministry whose country hosts the al jazeera network, issue to statements with senior diplomats, no one hotter demanding an end to what she called, state sponsored israeli terrorism. the european union and other members of the international community have also condemned the killing. but all these condemnations have fallen short of including any sanctioning or punishment for a crime that threatens the essence of any free society. a free press should in was kill, trying to inform the world of what was happening in her country. the world now knows that in occupied palestine, no one is safe from israel's bullets. not even journalists. ha ha, my lunch or young. i just 0 on wednesday as rainy ponies pushed into sharina avo
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atlas family home and occupied the east jerusalem as mourners paid their respects firm. let us as friends and supporters of the term as protested against the police action. some of our black reserves have spoken of their grief with i just want to understand why they killed her. why did they kill her? she even isn't. she wasn't of my own. she also my best friend, my 2nd long. oh my companion, she was my everything. she, someone i've been looking up to ever since i was a kid watching all of her reports it and i never imagined. i never thought this day with com, where the news would be about her and she won't be the one who was covering the youth. stephanie deca has more now from outside the family home.
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more people have been arriving here as the night goes on to pay their condolences to screens. family. we are just outside the family home and be 29 occupied east jerusalem are you also have toned being on being on throughout the evening, about unity, palestinian unity or condemning what happen calling for revenge and also just highlighting the tragedy of what happened here. many people here extremely angry, extremely sad to me, shot at what happened was i hadn't got up to day. serene unites us. she unites all our homes and towns. she unites, all palestinians from north to south were all crying. she read the whole world is crying. she read sharyn is an icon, her soul paid for her free words. we will never forget sharing to day were gathered in front of sharina house to pay our respects. she will forever be in our hearts
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said. earlier in the day we had 3 israeli police officers arriving here, entering the home to much protest from everyone here. or they started yelling at them inside the house, telling them to leave. basically, they were telling the family to switch off the patriotic songs that were being played outside is made people extremely angry, extremely offensive at a time when the family is still coming to terms of what has happened, serena's brother is due to arrive this evening. and neath will be arriving on thursday, i should ins, body will be in the law on thursday. why the palestinian person with a bath will be holding the salvage. and then our final resting place will happen here in jerusalem on friday, showing up a rack. there was a plan airing, palestinian american journalist and a household name for many. earlier her body was taken. val zera headquarters in the
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occupied west bank o. a large crowd gathered outside the building in ramallah to pay their respects and to express our anger over the killing. grieving colleagues and friends prayed over her remains before showing 40 was carried through the streets of the city. the day abraham reports from ramallah. we know city is a very well respected journalist, but it's still a very hard thing to see. people who don't know her personally, people who just came because they seen her on tv for years covering and telling their stories. so they were here. they were crying. we've also seen our colleagues who have been in jeanine since the early morning. some of them who had with her when she was shot injured, taken to the hospital, were shouting at her, asking her to wake up. they were in shock, so others went in the morning when they heard the news to janine. and then all of
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them brought the body here, took them along to al jazeera building, one of the places she loved and spent a lot of time. and we've seen their colleagues hugging each other, even the people that i've been seeing throughout this morning, holding up trying to be strong, pushing through. i've seen them break down a difficult seeing the we can say that palestine is morning, one of her kind female journalists. they're building towards the hospital where shitty inst, buddy is gonna stay for the night ahead of the preparations for the a burial ceremony. we've seen people here go in as continuous protest walk in the streets of drama, la,
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remembering city in chanting slogans. i remembered in her so we are expecting the body to be taken to morrow to the presidential headquarters where there is going to be an official ceremony held by the palestinian president. so honor shitty. and we are expecting the body to be buried in jerusalem. on friday. dowd crew tarp as a journalist and former deputy chairman of international press institute. he believes the israel's military targets, head sharing. what most people don't understand. israel does not recognize alice simeon professional journalist. there are journalists who work for international agencies like the a, b, or 0, but that's there are only given accreditation because they work for a 0. nobody working for a palestinian be even recognize we don't,
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there is read doesn't even issue press cards or accreditation. invalid student journalist is randy, don't even recognize them. they, they deal with them like they are, other than being enemy combatants of some kind. and so we have a real problem in that israel use the service. obviously one is a german for engineer and happens to be an american. you know, all a sudden you know that even the israeli narrative was changing. and one time, if you know it's about there and then suddenly changed their narrative, realize this was just another german when i'm dealing with iran over the country that he's opposed to the us. we're dealing with a strong ally of the us. it continues to, i need to claim and they're going to investigate the need to investigate. they gave the orders, you know, a sniper who supported right below. busy the helmet and above the flank has to be a really good sniper and snipers don't shoot somebody unless they get orders.
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somebody ordered this paper to kill this woman. the palestinian woman turns out to be an american, but that's not the case. cases, they didn't want anybody to film because they were coming in early the morning. they wanted to do whatever they wanted to do in union, and then you weren't anybody to record that you documented. and that's why she was kim. the u. s. has strongly condemned the killing on the state department says those responsible must be held accountable. white house correspondent, kimberly hall. cat report. dozens of journalists in washington gathering near the offices of al jazeera on wednesday to mourn the loss of one of their own. shreed clay a colleague, they loved for her friendship and admired for her work. all men, what works it is respected at the highest levels of the us government. now, the biden administration is condemning sharina, killing an american citizen, and calling for an investigation and prosecution of those responsible. it is
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important to us that is important to the world that that investigation be thorough, that it be comprehensive, that it be transparent. and importantly, that investigations end with full accountability and those responsible for her death being held responsible for their actions on capital hill for the most powerful member of the us house of representatives met with jordan, king abdullah, nancy pelosi called the killing a horrific tragedy. adding the congress is committed to the defense of press freedoms worldwide. people walk up to the killing of serene o'clock on the floor. palestinian american member of congress proceeded to leave cold for a moment of silence. earlier she tweeted, sharina of clay was murdered by a government the received unconditional funding by our country with 0 accountability. indeed,
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the security relationship between the us and israel stretches back 4 decades each year. billions in unconditional security assistance provided the irony, one of those weapons paid for by us taxpayers, could ultimately be found responsible for the death of an american. last month at the white house correspondents association, dinner and evening, dedicated to honoring journalism. u. s. president joe biden said the rights of journalists to do their job must be protected. a pre fresh is not the enemy, the people. far from it. at your best, your guardians, the truth, president biden is set to travel to israel next month. no details of his trip have been released. on friday, he will sit down in the oval office with king abdullah of jordan to agenda items now about to become more complex. in light of the death of serene acclaim.
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kimberly hel, kid al jazeera, the white house, and you had posted an american, congress, women, rashid, a tiny, but in kimberly's report fair, she also said the biden administration needs to use the funding. it gives israel as leverage to hold us accountable. shaheen was not only a palestinian and a very, very well respected journalist, but she was also an american. we also had americans in the past, including omar, aside recently, who was also killed by israeli forces. or we truly going to sit back and allow united states taxpayer dollars and funds to be used to killing american citizens. this to me is very much a, a threshold that we need to understand in the body michigan understand they can't look away and continue to say and allow the same people are pressing the same people committing those more to do the investigation is just wrong and unjust if
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anything, let's treat her where she is. she is a citizen, a citizen of our country, even before she's a journalist, right? she's going to some of our country and she was literally targeted in murder by is really force it. now, folks want to say that they, that in happened been prove it shows the evidence because witnesses on the ground need to be interviewed by our government. by those it again can be least, somewhat impartial to making sure that the truth comes out. you know, president biden was very clear in the correspondents dinner, and he said that there guardy that journalists or guardians of the truth. well, this is our chance to give justice to shaheen. who fought to tell that truth. we need to tell her truth. we need to investigate ourselves, the killing of an american citizen, somebody that was out there being a guardian of truth and doing her job was again murdered by a part time government that we continue to fund with unconditional aid. the and
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human rights office says that impunity must end kristen slimy has more on the reaction from un headquarters in new york. he must alyssa condemnations and calls for an investigation or to the death of al jazeera, serene ob lockley came quickly at the united nations from top you and officials, as well as member nations and the lead of arab states that we look at this as a one further step of this collision of situation that is happening by the israeli authorities and that started during the month of ramadan. so this is not only an attack on a person. oh, what were the, what a senior or not, but that is not debt on the freedom of the press and the freedom of opinion. the u . s. ambassador to the united nation is called her death, horrifying. she was very well respected. i actually had the opportunity to meet with her when i was in ah, the westbank out west november and ah, she did an extraordinary interview and i laugh there filling extraordinary respect
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for her. so i know that she will be sadly miss by all of us, and we have to ensure that we get to the bottom of her with her killing linda thomas greenfield, called on israel and the palestinian authority to conduct a joint investigation. an idea echoed by israel's ambassador, but refused by palestinians will reject the claims of israel that they can do a credible investigation. there are the criminals and the criminals cannot investigate themselves on the mission or the palestinian ambassador called for an independent international investigation and pointing out in a letter to the security council that 40 palestinian journalists have been killed since the year 2000 with no accountability. the arab league also called for action on the part of the security council and a resumption of the peace process warning that of world powers don't focus on the
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region. confrontations and misery will continue. kristin salumi al jazeera, the united nations crystal oil is the director of the council, full arab british understanding. he says it's always been difficult to hold israel to account throughout all of these trustees that we have seen over the years and decades. that israel has been accused of whether it's in gaza at the west bank and lebanon in the past. there's never really been that independent inquiry into their actions, with the ability to hold those responsible to account course the united states is a main reason for this. but i think there's something else to play here and what we see so often on those recent report brought house in canada about anti palestinian racism, racism against where the body counts on don. that the killings of arabs and palestinians are just numbers. they're not stories that the humanized and they are deprived of the context,
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but not considered to be indigenous people with rights to self determination and so forth. and this is being recognized the world over at a broader level. it means that european powers, united states, that friends can get away with pretty much anything. the enemies are held to account and we see this, of course, over ukraine, where russia, in the case of russia, the icpc is brought into play. this can be an investigation. we see that western companies pulling out russia huge expressions of anger and concern. but none of this happens when it is for a friend or the west. and in this case, israel. so we could see, i hope, i really hope that we will see general genuine accounts, but a t for the killing of serene. but i fear that if things go as normal, what we will see is this will soon be forgotten. the industrial scale effort to
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blur the story and cloud, the issue with alternative narratives. and we've already seen these already. narrative changing several times today will be perhaps successful. and there'll be some other story that will dominate the headlines in the days to come. we mustn't allow that happen. absolutely vital to international law mean something and it means something, all those palestinians whose killings have also gone on to investigate to them in our minds your viewers that so far this year. is there any forces of killed 10 palestinian children? now they're not get any investigation system circumstances or they're killing. this has to stop that sullen the jerusalem base human rights organization. dispute says, ready claims about the death of serene apple. as rarely for says issued a video which they say shows an armed palestinian firing. but, but seldom has published footage, analyzing this location,
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saying it doesn't match up with the place where sharina was killed. had a l. ad is the executive director of but seldom he explains why israel's claims don't work. i think it's worth pointing out. the line was propagated by no less than days. ready? prime minister, foreign minister, defense minister, other ministers, and the idea spokesperson in the immediate hours after the killing also show you what's the inside of the researcher? it's found engineering this morning. my colleague him study was that in fact, it is inconceivable. it's absolutely impossible. dot the footage on which the short one which is propaganda was basing its false claims could in no shape or form depicted gunfire. at the journalists, there is no line of sight between one location and the other. and in fact,
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our researcher into taking him a few minutes to walk from one location to the other location. you know, spend on the situation is what israel is most. the tried and unfortunately successful tricks and the last impunity that provides itself. israel does not investigate israel, y washers and the investigation is just the 1st or rather the announcement on the investigation is just the 1st stage in the slides. washed investigations are not meant to establish accountability. they are meant to protect the perpetrators they attorney palestinian conflict remains one of the most dangerous for journalists, the new york based committee to protect journalists, estimates 18 have been killed since 1990 to boss the palestinian journalist syndicate estimate. the figure is 3 times higher, not blaming. is there any fire from most casualties than best raphi has more law
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in israel's occupation of palestine. its tactics have become increasingly aggressive over the decade. so to its crackdown on media workers covering the soup on the killing of bulges, you're a journalist and palestinian american sharina of luckily and the the latest example of the in may 2021 in israeli air raid brought down a building in the gaza strip that house local people and international media offices, including those of old press freedom advocates said it was an attempt to silence journalist the a month later israeli police destroyed your equipment and arrested jerusalem correspondent. you're breaking her head in the process. witnesses said her press sign was clearly visible and the arrest was unprepared. of luckily was also in her press,
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vest and helmet at the time of her death. time and time again, it has been shown that you know, israeli forces kill palestinians including palestinian journalists without cause in the occupied territory. and it's very extra, extremely rare that israeli soldiers, captains, or military officials are ever held accountable for their actions. israel often uses what it calls secret evidence to detain palestinian journalist for months without due process and restrict their movements. attacks by israel, the forces have also left dozens injured, a palestinian centre of human rights report in 2020 found journalists face, quote, cruel, inhumane, and degrading treatment at the hands of israeli forces in the wake of workers death . israel's army says it does not target journalists and his foreign minister suggested conducting a joint investigation and autopsy, and offer palestinian leaders refused. israeli forces have directly targeted
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journalists with lee full force in the past. in 2008 israeli soldiers killed reuters cameraman. fidel shudder, he filmed the tank as it fired the shell that killed him. his final images captured on tape before his camera was destroy. shun our 2 was wearing body armor marked press at the time of his death. sharina of oakley was killed covering in israeli raid on jeanine in the occupied west bank. the cutter based broadcaster, said ojo 0 producer ali also moody was also wounded. the latest casualties of israeli attacks on journalists that seem to go on with impunity in basra. v o 0 in st center of justice for palestinians has demanded an investigation into the systematic targeting of journalists by israel independent organisation,
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which works to protect the rights of palestinians through the nor said sharina dedicated her life to one of the most important principles in a democracy, freedom of speech, journalists like sharina, crucial and holding governments that violate international law to account the israel's belligerence and excessive use of force has led to irreversible damage and the innocent and the killing of innocent journalists. this can no longer be allowed to continue. i am an rahile dean as a former colleague of sharon's, he says there must be institutional accountability. wherever a journalist is killed, journalism is not a crime. and whether you are a journalist who dies in mexico or a journalist who dies in ukraine or a journalist who dies in the occupied palestinian territory. the international community, international government, international organizations have to condemn the killing of a journalist, unequivocally, and they have to speak with one clear moral voice. you cannot treat journalists differently depending on which conflicts they cover and try to both sides every
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situation, so that you are the escape. the reality is on the ground. and it's very important that we remind ourselves in journalist, remind their viewers and their, and their readers, that as they report on these conflicts, they do so with a tremendous amount of danger to their own personal safety. but they understand that, and we must on the other side of it, as people who consumed the news, read the news, watch the news, respect the profession, and make sure that we go out of our way to, to, to not just understand what they're reporting. but to make sure anybody who hurts a journalist kills a journalist is held accountable to the full extent of the law. we cannot have double standards. we treat the killing of journalists, or you know, that torture of journalists or the detention of differently depending on who the perpetrator is. if they're a close proximity to us or not as, as western government. well rather than koran is
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a palestinian activist who grew up watching sharina, who after on television, she is now based in washington d. c. and she says she read it was a hugely important failure for a whole generation of palestinians. i grew up going to the friends girl school and mama and she once visited our school. i was around 7 when the father, the 2nd to father began and so her name and her voice, the tone of her voice in specific was when we would often emulate when we as kids would get together. most of our parents were around the clock watching tv when electricity was available. and so she didn't always just represented the truth, really stood. she did not quake, she acknowledged when you know her human came into play and what she would feel and yet that did not deter her from returning again and again. and again the.

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