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janine in the occupied west bank, near daily rains, have been carried out there after a series of deadly attacks inside israel. she was shot in the head despite wearing her press fast. doctors say she was killed instantly and couldn't have been saved, even if she'd reached hospital. crowd of people carried her body from the hospital until it reached out to 0 as offices in ramallah jamal. our shower has. 0 don't shoot the messenger unless you're in israeli soldier. in that case, you're seemingly ok with shooting a reporter who's clearly identifiable as a journalist and poses no threat. should he and barclays is the latest report 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
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among a group of journalists, 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 she was shot and killed or annoyed and we were going to filmed is really army 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 specialized and killing only palestinian people. so they claim that some palestinian militants were there. we had no resistance and there was no palestinian military resistance at all. at the scene. journalist somebody was also shot and injured in the attack. there was no exchange of fire. so there is no possibility whatsoever in the city, and they always use the excuses to cover up the crime committed against
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palestinians including post in general according to rights groups. israel has killed 50 journalists since 2000 and injured more than 144 in the past 4 years alone. and this is also not the 1st time israel has intentionally targeted al jazeera. last year, the networks office in garza was formed to rebel while journalist travadone b did. he was assaulted by israeli forces, whilst reporting on israel's ethnic cleansing of arab residence in occupied east jerusalem street got 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,
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that i am human rights organizations, for example, like bit sate limb and is that a human rights issue? and that decided a long time ago that they are no longer going to even into the act with the complaint system within visit aly army because it is not serious. it doesn't find israeli soldiers guilty, taught us foreign ministry whose country hosts the al jazeera network, issued a statement 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 kenning. 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
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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, her young. i just 0 the u. s. state department spokesman ed price, his commented, sang where heart broken by and strongly condemned the killing of american journalists. sharina about o'clock in the west bank investigation must be immediate and thorough, and those responsible must be held accountable. her death is an affront to media freedom. every way the united states ambassador to the un has called for a transparent investigation into the killing. i just want to express my sincere condolences over the loss of the palestinian american journalist agitator,
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journalist who was co sharing. ah, it was really, really, ah, horrifying. she's well respected. she was doing her job, the jobs that you all do every single day. and i, i just want to express my condolences to her family. her friends are colleagues. in fact, all of us for, for her loss of the situation of her killing is being investigated and we call for a transparent investigation. okay, let's go to our white house correspondent, kimberly how can, who's standing by for us. kimberly's 1st thing in the morning in the u. s. but already some strong reaction from the white house. yeah, there has been strong reaction from the white house. so no question about that. and not only from the spokes person ned price who has condemned the killing of
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the american journalists sharita abba lead. but also we are getting this from as well from the member of congress. rashid to leave, who is a palestinian american who comes from the state of michigan, but is serving. and congress has been very vocal about the rights of the palestinians. add the feeling that they are not given the same equal treatment even as the white house and its foreign policy says that that is what is deserved. this is her statement. let's take a look at it. she says, when will the world and those who stand by apartheid israel that continues to murder, torture and commit war crimes. finally say enough, sharina, abba clay was murdered by a government that receives unconditional funding by our country with 0 accountability. now in terms of that funding, it is substantial and it goes back decades. you have to remember that when israel
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was formed back in 1948, it was the united states. that was the 1st country to recognize it as a state of the united states was also significant in terms of its recognition of jerusalem as a capital back in 2017. and i really this relationship between the united states and israel has been a cornerstone of u. s. foreign policy. so when you hear, are she the, to leave talking about that a military support by the united states with 0 accountability. she's talking about billions of dollars that have been given to israel, not only in economic support, but also in weapons that have been used against her. you know, as this investigation continues, the irony and all this is potentially an american journalist. now killed by eye is really forces and so certainly putting a note of irony and all of this that as she advocates for an american citizen, it may have been some of those american dollars that helped contribute to her death
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. and so that is the accountability that many are starting to raise here in the united states and ask questions about we should also point out as there are calls for further investigation, the condemning of this killing coming again from the us state department for members of congress even the american ambassador to israel, and we should know that this is something that has been spoken about very recently by the u. s. secretary of state antony blank and. and just in terms of generalities about the plight of the palestinians. he was in the west bank speaking with the palestinian leader mackwood abbas back in late march. so just weeks ago where the united states really underscored that it is the belief of the biden administration, that there is a need to advance the in the rights of the palestinians as well as underscore, the relationship between the united states is railey. he said that the only way to
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do this, and he reiterated the u. s. support for 2 state solution. and the fact that it's the belief of president biden, that both palestinians and israelis need to live in dignity and freedom as security in equal measure. and i think that's important to note here because we're looking at the power and balance that exists in as a result once again of this death. we should also point to the fact that the united states and entity blanket when he was in the west bank underscored it was important as to the to says try to reach the school with the help of the united states. that is important not to see tensions inflamed. in other words, that there should be an effort by the israelis to prevent any actions could raise the tensions even further. there's no question that the, the death of she read abba clay is certainly going to raise those tensions and will be counter to those us goals. now a, in the context of this investigation,
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of course, all of that will be taken into account. but further, you have to remember as well, we're discussing the importance of press freedom, something that this administration sees as integral to democracy and human rights. and in fact, the u. s. president joe biden, speaking about this very recently in about the last week or so as he addressed the white house correspondents association dinner, which is a dinner dedicated to upholding journalism rights and free speech. and something that is entrenched in the us constitution, or is the 1st amendment or the right to free speech. it's not something that is recognized around the world universally. and so this is something is cherished here in the united states. recognize that it is not something that all humans have and that journalist fight for that every single day. and that is exactly something that sharon was doing when she died. and so the u. s. president talking about this, saying that he believes that journalists or guardians of truth. and that is why
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that her death has certainly caused the by did ministration to not just be concerned, but could condemn her death in a very strongly worded statement. one other final note that we should mention, that there is an important meeting on the president schedule happening this week. he will be on friday meeting with jordan's king abdullah. of course, jordan plays a very important role in stability for the region as well as working with the united states in the, in sort of assisting and implementing it, security and foreign policy. there's no question that this is now going to make that dynamic, much more complicated. as the 2 men sit down to discuss the dynamics in light of shrink abba lisa, or i thank you for bringing us up to stay with all those developments. and no doubt who keep us across a president biden's movements today as well. kimberly, how can like for us in the white house? cut as assist in foreign minister has put out a statement saying,
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israeli occupation killed al jazeera generalist reign of a club by shooting her in the face while wearing the press best and a helmet. she was covering their attack in the janine refugee camp is state sponsored israeli terrorism must stop and unconditional support to israel must. and the american ambassador to israel has also treated saying very sad to learn of the death of american and palestinian journalist she reign. abu, ucla, i encourage a thorough investigation into the circumstances of her death and the injury of at least one other jealous today. all right, let's return to it. nita abraham, who's in ramallah in the occupied at west bank native. there was certainly extraordinary same's that we saw outside the algae 0 offices. just describe what it was like being a part of that. it was very emotional. i was shocked
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. i was i mean we are expecting this because 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 bosis in 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 them brought the body here, took them allah to. i'll just eat us building one of the places she loved and spent a lot of time. and we've seen the colleagues hugging each other, even the people that i've been seeing throughout this morning,
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holding up trying to be strong, pushing through. i've seen them break down as difficult seeing the we can say, let palestine is morning. one of her kind female journalists, one of a kind human being and if you can be behind me, there is a screen that usually it broadcasts promotional material, but now it's showing pictures of city. and here she is and shift other neighborhoods. unoccupied is jerusalem. hovering the events last year, this is one of the posters she posted recently on her facebook or from a place over looking alex on was compound intervals to them. this is a photo that palestinians have, are designed of her behind their map of palestine. this is another picture of hers that has a quote that says we should, that you,
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that should in should tell the world in the skies up there. what's happening to the palestinians. another sentence here says farewell shitty in that a when the voice of palestine. we've also seen people gathered after the year body has left the building towards the hospital, where should ins buddy's gonna stay for the night ahead of the preparations for the a burial ceremony. we've seen people here go in a spontaneous protest. walk in the streets of drama, la, remembering city chanting slogans of remembering her so we are expecting la buddy to be taken to morrow to the presidential headquarters where there is going to be an official ceremony held by the palestinian president.
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so honor she did and we are expecting the body to be buried in jerusalem. on friday. me had her mother and father who died early in her kitty it. she was known to be strong, even though she lost both of her head and she pushed fiddle. she was so kind but so strong. neither. there have been widespread coals for an investigation. does any one that you've spoken to whether they view is whether they're gentle as whether their fellow colleagues have any faith that that investigational, those investigations will be transparent and amount to justice. i think that what makes the heard and the pin deeper that people know that there is not going to be any accountability towards those who killed her
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even when palestinians are killed. i'm the israeli army says, you know it's opening up an investigation and usually there it ends and little if any indictment but some cases are pushed to by the media that creates public opinions. and then eventually the cases go to the court. but we see very light sentences, words like, ah, she's been in an armed a clash words like, ah, maybe she has been heads by palestinian fight. those we've heard those from these really since the morning. and if that tells you anything, it tells you that no one is going to be claiming responsibility. and no one i've spoken to this morning believes that city is gonna be like that is going to be just the merge city. all right, nina,
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will we appreciate that update. thank you very much for your time and need to abraham live for us in ramallah more now on the international diplomatic reaction. and let's bring in and kristin salome, who's live, press the united nations in new york christian, the us ambassador to be you and has spoken. what did she say? that's right. the u. s. united nations about that, linda, thomas greenfield, stopped in the area behind me on her way into the morning security council meeting . and she described what happened to serene as horrifying. she was well respected, she was doing her job, thomas greenfield, said she called for an investigation echoing other us officials into what happened . she shared a personal story as well saying that last november, when she was in israel, she was interviewed in the west bank by serene. and she said that she left feeling
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extraordinarily respectful of this woman who was a pioneer in the middle east and middle eastern journalism. and she was heartbroken . she expressed her condolences for the family. i pushed her on the issue that we've heard a lot here at the united nations from middle eastern countries in particular that there displaced people, their conflicts are not treated with the same urgency that perhaps a conflict or a displacement in some place like a crane is and she said she was aware of that perception, but she argued that it was perception and that the united states was the largest donor to the palestinian territories in the world. of course, calling for an investigation we've heard from my colleagues in the region that there is little trusted in his railey investigation here at the united nations. there is little trust by israel, of an international investigation. israel has often accused us of being biased
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against it. so the question is, what investigation will be considered trim parents and we'll do the un security council get behind it. this issue of the palestinian territories has been on the un agendas since it's inception. it's one of the longest standing agenda items for the united nations. and it just last month there was 2 meetings held by the security council on the situation there and escalating tensions. the special envoy for the middle east tor venice lend has called for an independent investigation as well and said that journalist can't be targeted. but the special representative, your human rights is also said that there appears to be in the past evidence that israel was using indiscriminate force against palestinian protestors and
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palestinians gathered in the old city at that time they were calling for more international attention and it hasn't happened yet so the, the question now is will this be the impetus, more urgency and more discussions regarding the situation here at the united nation? indeed, plenty of moving parts. thank you for that update. kristen salumi live for us in the new york. let's bring in rami cory. who is a professor of journalism at the american university of by rote. he joins us via skype from boston at rami, thanks for being on the program. what we have is the targeting of a journalists in the course of their job. while there's been widespread condemnation is we've heard from various correspondence, is that enough? there's a lot of woods, but what action do we need to say? that's a critical issue that you just mentioned. and it's really this balance between what people say and what people do. especially of their representatives, big international powers around the world,
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or you and agencies or andrea or whatever. the reality is that israel and the palestinians have been in the state of war 1st for many decades. and the israel is disproportionately massive power that they use against the palestinians. and therefore the palestinians died a ratio of around maybe 8 or $10.00 to $1.00 compared to the palestinians. diet are much higher ratio. israel is kill many more palestinians. them out in kill. israel is on the, the point really here is to for one. why is jeanine at a constant source of clashes and tension between israel and palestine is and it has been since the $900.00 thirty's. this isn't just going back to 6 to 7 or 10 years ago for almost a 100 years journey and has been center of palestinian resistance to israeli zionist israeli colonialism and an occupation. and guess as the other one goes engine in our 2 places that are constantly opposed israeli actions. and these elegy
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was massive force as they did now. they go in with their army, they read hardly arrest kids, they arrest all men, they kill people, and they kill journalist with impunity. there is no real reaction to this in practical terms around the world. and this is why the palestinians continually act on other fronts. mass mobilization inside palestine against israeli actions international of the media movement to sanction and boycott israel as happened to the apartheid south african state. and so what you're seeing is the shifting of the global and the local political battle to get away from the fact that israel to so much more powerful militarily than i was in the us. but the palestinians are fighting back with all the weapons they have, which is political. my zation, a non violent protest. and other means we saw something very interesting in the
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last few hours, only israel is instinctively came out and said, oh, she was probably shocked by a crossfire whole maybe palestinians, a shot or by mistake. let's do an investigation. they quickly have to walk that back within 2 or 3 hours because there was videos on the spot by palestinians, by international journalists. there was interviews of people who were there, the producer who was what city, and was interviewed at bank quickly, the inaccuracy or liars that the israel is produced. we're, we're in a gated and therefore this is new. you know, 20 years, 50 years, 7 years ago when the balfour declaration was the land produce ago, the israelis would do this and the world would, would swallow the life. this doesn't happen anymore. this is one of the critical new developments taking place, which is the instantaneous live response journalistic resistance. and that's why these really routinely kill journals. oh, shoot journalists, they shot that. and it should be of the great american american reporter for the
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grammy, i guess what, just on that, just on, on other generalists, i want to bring to your attention what the national union of journalists have said and get your reaction to it. it said, if we demand justice for the russians targeting of ukrainian jealous, we must demand an end to and justice for israelis targeting and killings of palestinian generalists. and that goes to your point, doesn't it? can you talk us through your reaction to what they had to say? absolutely, but this is this a word. so people can issue these words and they do all the time and the issue, their sincere condolences that mean the sincerity of these statements is not always clear. and therefore people are not satisfied with just statement of apology or support or condolences or sorrow or whatever. but this is also a moment when the, the tight is slowly, slowly shifting around the world were more and more popular organizations,
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independent groups, even political leaderships and some places are asking for and even have that additional. we're not saying till the israelis or put these red and jones were saying, give us justified real accountability in an even handed manner, acted in the rule of law. and this applies to everybody, not just as well as you have to look at all governments around the world. if it's the russians. if it's the wrong hands, whoever is doing something that you think is a war crime or a crime against humanity or legal against the rules of law that they should be investigated. so this is what we're asking for a genuine investigation that the whole people accountable. what another young man was, you know, 15 year old boy was killed today in the palestine as well. and there are constant situations going on were how calls are demolished. israel is demolished, somebody's whole they, they're trying to get rid of 1200 palestinian south hebron in
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a rural area you know, ethnic cleansing supported by the israeli supreme court. so these constant string of actions that are for palestinians, a continuation of the 100 year process by which zionism of the state of israel have slowly colonized occupied and annexed and ethnically plans. what was a 96 percent palestinian arab region to make it primarily as an israeli jew region. and this bottle continues. you have to see if in that context engineering is particularly important. engineer refugee is particularly important in the context because in and gas have been the 2 places where the israelis have not been able to completely pacify the resistance by the population, whether armed or non violent. and so we will see this happening over and over again . of course women in america, woman journalist, lastly, and gets killed. that gets much more attention. and i think our challenge was
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whether i'm a journalist as well. and our challenge is to use attention to demand more accountability of everybody who commit crimes that's really unfolding attention to final analysis. that's right, thank you very much for your analysis. they rami curry from the american university of bay wrote a professor of journalism. we appreciate your insights, but we must move on. ok. human. alas, i joins us live from guys, a cd. you know, your inside l bureau is there how people paying tribute to sharing yes and people are still coming here from different sectors, not just activities, not just media bodies and legal bodies. even normal residents, billions have come to express their condolences to us. the over sharina killing.
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they have come to show how much she read is going to be remembered. they have spoken to us about how much she really is a figure who has long been remembered to to, to, to bring out the truth about the palestinian territories. the occupied territories, and she is a person who is associated with a lot of and a lot of good memories with the people here. many people are very sad and this really comes as a true sad day for us as we come up, mary. here in the raw, the 1st anniversary of the bombing of our and to the red building in the previous may war. so these are too painful,
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very painful acts that have think committed by israeli forces towards l g 0. the 1st was the bombing of our building, and today, one year later, the killing of shooting a box while doing her job in her press helmet, which shows the deliberate violation and aggression towards the media. and during the listen and journalists specially of al jazeera, you know, we appreciate that. thank you very much for the update. you met alice, i had from the city not long before her dash rains spoke in her own words about what her career as a journalist meant to be moved in with that over you.


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