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ah cool, an official and line of the journey ah shock across the middle east after veteran al jazeera correspondent, cheering abruptly, is shot dead by israeli forces while covering a raid in the occupied westbank. thousands gathered the german. this body was carried into the networks ramallah office where she worked ah, under taylor, this is out there alive. london. israel has backtracked up to initially saying she
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read may have been hit by palestinian gunfire, and admits its soldiers. far dozens of gwinnett despite international calls for a transparent investigation. few palestinians believe anyone will be held accountable. me ah. the killing of analogy or journalist by israeli forces a sent with aberrations across the arab world, sparking shock grief and demands for an investigation. cheering abruptly was upon eric palestinian american journalist and household name for many. she was shot in the head while covering an israeli rage in the city of janine. posted in health ministry says clay was hit by israeli gunfire. as was an algebra producer who was injured. witnesses say they were clearly identified as members of the press and
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he's really ministry says it was firing back at palestinian gunman. it initially suggested the journalists may have been hit by palestinian bullets, but later backtracked violence. intentions have surged in recent weeks in israel and palestine. at least 18 israelis have been killed in attacks and more than 30 palestinians killed in israeli. raids include an 18 year old palestinian who is also killed on wednesday. as stated, health ministry says they are the azurie was shot in the heart. my israeli forces near romana. israel's military says, palestinians were throwing rocks at an army post. and soldiers responded with rubber coated bullets which are meant to be non lethal, but can be deadly. out there, a media network is called, she leans death, a blatant murder, violating international laws and norms to monitor reports. oh, don't shoot the messenger unless you're in his really soldier. in that case,
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you're seemingly ok with shooting to a reporter who's clearly identifiable as a journalist and poses no threat. should he in a barclay, is the latest reporter 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 home. despite this or maybe because of it. sure he was shot and killed. and we were going to filmed is really army operation. and suddenly they shot us without asking us to leave or stopped filming the 1st bullet hit me and the 2nd bullet hit sharina. they killed her in cold blood because they are killers and
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specialized, and killing only palestinian people. we had no resistance and there was no palestinian 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 and including posting in general according to rights groups. israel has killed 50 journalists since 2000 and injured more than 144 in the past 4 years alone. but this is also not the 1st time israel has intentionally targeted al jazeera. last year, the networks office in garza was born to rebel. while journalists travadone
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b did, he was assaulted by israeli forces, whilst reporting on israel's ethnic cleansing of our president in occupied east jerusalem street. the rough neighborhood, israeli authorities say they've launched an investigation with human rights group, say they have little faith in israeli justice, particularly with renowned organizations like human rights watch. and i'm going to see international accusing israel of implementing a system of apartheid that high off and human rights organizations, for example like bit settling and israeli human rights issue. and that decided the long time ago that they're no longer going to even interact with the complaint system. bear with invisible alia army, because it is not serious. it doesn't find israel is orders guilty. i thought is foreign ministry whose country hosts the al jazeera network, issued a statement with senior diplomats load one hot or demanding an end to what she
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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 are my lecture young. i just 0 the doctor. he carried out the autopsy on sharing a black lay, described her injuries. ryan and ali says the bullet that killed her was direct and fatal loss injury was massive, and there was a complete laceration in the brain together with a big fracture of the sco eye witness. and fellow journalist,
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she thought her neisha has described the moment. sharina barclay was shot. lamont peacock can probably good minute reach to nary any. was difficult to pull back. there were soldiers in front of us and a wall behind us. and any movement on our part would have triggered firing at us in the beginning. the israeli army directly shot our colleague and elsa moody who fell to the ground. sharon shouted, the alley was hit. alice couldn't move to the other side where we were. a colleague jumped from a high wall and was asking us to reach him, but we couldn't. so sharina and i stayed put, then we walked along the wall. the occupation forces fired. i was standing behind a tree. sharon was next to me. they fired directly at sharon sharon fell under the ground next to the wall where we were protecting ourselves. the occupation forces continued to shoot despite syrians injury and prevented the medics from arriving to the location and they prevented me from getting close. each time i try to move, they would shoot. the occupation forces prevented everyone from reaching the area
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to pull us out. it was deliberate targeting a direct assassination and the shot was between the neck and the face. so it was deliberate shooting at the press, an assassination. leaving the area was almost impossible. one man reversed his vehicle to the area where we're protecting ourselves. he pulled me out and then he pulled sharyn out and took it to the hospital and the private vehicle under their immediate network put out a statement, offering its condolences and saying in a blatant murder, violating international laws and norms. israeli occupation forces assassinated in cold blood and his hearers corresponded out as their immediate network condemns this heinous crime which intends only to prevent the media from conducting their duty out. is there a whole c, israeli government, and the occupation forces responsible for the killing of sharing? it also calls on the international community to condemn and hold the israeli occupation forces accountable. early assuring
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a worker his body was brought to the algebra headquarters in the occupied westbank . the large crowd gathered outside the building in ramallah to pay their respect and express the anger over the killing. grieving, colleagues and friends prayed over her remains before her body was carried through the streets of the city. abraham reports from ramallah, we know city is 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 that the hospital was shouting at her, asking her to wake up. they were in shock. so others went in the morning when they
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heard the news to janine. and then all of them brought the body here, took them a lot 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 should ins buddy's gonna stay for the night ahead of the preparations for the a burial ceremony. we've seen people here i go in there as continuous protest walk in the streets of drama, la,
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remembering city and chanting slogans. i remembered in her so we are expecting the buddy out 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 she did and we are expecting the body to be buried in jerusalem on friday night i had is in garzo where people have been paying tribute to sherry networking in the gaza strip. a visual has been held to commemorate the memory of serene block. la candles had been lighted. here at the rebels of our old building and dizzy rebuilding that was bombed last me. why do you really forces this is a way that policy is in the gaza strip. had shown to express their support,
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silly dairy t and condolences to city and to remember her name and to pay tribute to her memory who they consider an icon and a unique journalist who has always been delivering their messages on their suffering to the world. sharina barclay was an instantly recognizable name for many in the arab world who grew up watching her coverage of palestine. one tweet translated from arabic says, who of us when we were young, would not have their father take the tv remote changed the space tune channel, and put on al jazeera. following the news of the intifada, and here and see the coverage of sharing a worker. we were raised by her voice. another person says he's horrified twitching that she was the 1st face he knew from tv, adding her photo to a scrap book when he was 7, and that she was an idol. and this man says he grew up watching a berkeley on al jazeera and that it wasn't for her and her colleagues, palestine would have been forgotten long ago. she was also an inspiration to scores
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of people in the media. this journalist as outwardly, was the 1st female war reporter she was familiar with, and that her death feels like losing family. some of our workers, relatives, so spoken of at reef with. i just want to understand why they killed her. why did they kill her? she mean isn't she wasn't of my own. she's 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 over report 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 years earlier is really police stormed abruptly. his family
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home in occupied east jerusalem as mourners paid their respect, saying the music was too loud. relative's friends and supporters of the journalist protested against the police action. stephanie decker has more from occupied east jerusalem. 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 by you also have taunt being on being on throughout the evening about unity palestinian unity also condemning what happened calling for revenge and also just highlighting the tragedy of what happened here. many people here extremely angry, extremely sad, extremely shocked 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
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crying. she read sharyn is an icon, her soul paid for her free words. we will never forget cheering to day were gathered in front of sheen's house to pay our respects. she will forever be in our hearts. 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 has made people extremely angry, extremely offensive at a time when their family is still coming to terms of what is happening, 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 move about will be holding the service. her final resting place will happen here in tulsa on friday.
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the un human rights of a says it's a pulled by sharon's killing and that impunity must end. and in the u. s. the white house strongly condemned the killing while the state department said those responsible must be held accountable. a white house correspond, kimberly, how can report? dozens of journalists in washington gathering near the offices of al jazeera on wednesday to mourn the loss of one of their own. she read a black lay, a colleague, they loved for her friendship and admired for her work. oh man, what you leave work that is respected at the highest levels of the u. s. government . now the biden administration is condemning sharina, killing an american citizen, and calling for an investigation and prosecution of those responsible. it is important to us. it is important to the world that that investigation be thorough
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therapy and so 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 capitol hill with the most powerful member of the us house of representatives met with jordan's 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 sharina about o'clock on the floor, palestinian american member of congress were she to, to leave called for a moment of silence. earlier she tweeted sharina, avalon clay was murdered by a government that receives unconditional funding by our country with 0 accountability. indeed, the security relationship between the us and israel stretches back for decades with each year billions in unconditional security assistance provided the irony,
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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 writes of journalists to do their job must be protected. the pri, fresh is not the enemy, the people for proven at your best, your guarding 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, kimberly help it, al jazeera, the white house. israel's defense minister has promised a transparent investigation and all the palestinians to hand over the bullet that
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killed sharing abruptly. the miniatures also admitted that it soldiers soldiers fought dozens of bullets during the raid is where the forces issued this video, which they said shows an armed postilion firing to back off its claims that you may have died in an exchange of fire. but the jerusalem based human rights organization, but slim has disputed this claim. it's analyzed the location of the footage and says it doesn't match up with a place where i work. there was killed i guy out is the executive director of bit slim. he explains why israel's claims don't match up. 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 and found
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engineering this morning? my colleague, him study was that in fact, it is inconceivable. it's absolutely impossible. does the footage on which the short on which the propaganda was basing is false, claims could in no shape or form depicted gunfire. abs journalists, there is no line of sight between one location and the other. and in fact, our researcher into taking him a few minutes to off from one location to the other location in osmond on listed ation, is what israel is most tried. and unfortunately, successful tricks and the last impunity that provides itself. israel does not investigate israel whitewash years and the investigation is just the 1st or rather the announcement on the investigation is just the 1st stage in the slides.
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washed investigations are not meant to stylish accountability. they are meant to protect the perpetrators roseann koran is a policy, an activist who grew up watching, sharing a work lay on television. she's now based in washington, dc. the family is in past on. she joins me by scott, thank you very much for being with us. and just give us about the personal side of this and, and what your impression was if she rings understand, she came to visit your school. yes. if i just may begin. hello lauren and good evening to oh yours. i'm actually based on unseated and a cost in territory that is imperiously known as washington dc. i do not know shooting a block on a personal level. although it's very much feels like that. i grew up going to the friends girl school and mama and she wants visited our school. i was around 7 when the intifada the 2nd to father began and so her name and her voice,
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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 to represent the truth. bravely stood, she did not quake, she acknowledged, when you know her human mis came into play and what she would feel and yet that did not deter her from returning again and again. and again, the area she's covered in palestine are some of the most resistant. the lead, powerful, impactful regions of our country. and she returned time and time again, which is clearly why this was an intentional assassination. this is a targeted attack. that is what israel does. you don't have the leading in tech and weapon and surveillance industries, just accidentally fire using a sniper,
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least that's not what they said their weapon expose. and so it was a premeditated attack. and it was a blow because they know that shooting, it's edged into an entire generation. she's etched into a collective memory. from the 2nd intifada onward tell me that there's been a condemnation of the killing by the white house, the state department, and so on. and they sustained bottom spectrum and said those responsible for sure means killing should be prosecuted to the fullness of the law. but he appeared to be content with an israeli om investigation. he says is ready is are able to conduct a thorough competence investigation into journalists, death. are you satisfied that these really investigation will be enough? the us does not even help its own citizens. the situation would be occasion sector and the infrastructure for health care and none of it is helpful if you just walk around washington d. c. most of the homeless people you find are ex veterans. and so, you know,
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i do not believe anything. the united states says when the united states issues a condemnation of another, brutal attack and murder of a palestinian, an extra judicial killing. a nice surprise that they just go ahead and align with and is really verdict on it. this is also part of the psychological warfare that has been, you know, employed. i mean, israel, it was part of the u. s. is psychological warfare with the contrast in central america. and israel continues to play similar psychological warfare tactics, including gas lighting, trying to distract from the actual facts of the matter by saying, oh, this was a gunfire from a militant palestinian. no, these are freedom fighters, resistance fighters, which is you just plain to arabic, from the phil. i just wanted to put you the, i'm in that the is there any military has admitted that it soldiers for dozens of bullets during the raid and they've promised
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a transparent investigation might be possible within the current climate where for example, with ukraine there's been a, a gathering of many, many countries to, to stand up poor human rights that perhaps in that context and the climate might change off to the kidding. sure enough. is that possible to me? so i, i want to, i want to repeat something that's very important. and this is a quote from the abolitionist mariam copper. ok hope is a discipline. and i do have hope and i believe many palestinians, if not all of us continue to have hope, but we do not put hope in the settler colonialist regime. we do not put hope in the government. the, at the, at this stage that has been for 74 years in acting the same kind of violence. just yesterday, 40 palestinians were forcibly displaced and dispossessed from their homes, including children and the elderly. just to day command also that italy as what he was murdered a 16 year old. they also have meds in manasseh who has still been languishing in imprisonment, convicted as an adult when he was
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a child under this really terrorist law. we've heard time and time again from the u . s. government only when there is media pressure to do so that they condemn. but where is the action? where is the follow through? i will start to believe ok, i don't, i'm not seeing a missile cynic, i will believe once i actually see action and follow through only with sorta dropped and what, what about the, the un personal and they actually have called for an independent investigation to hold differently un might make a difference in this case. well, what happened with the u, an independent investigation into the war crimes him has. what happened with the u . n. a. also a looking into various crimes in the west bank in $48.00 palestine, which is historic palestine. there is no follow through those that actually try to utilize their power and their position to amplify the voice to say we need to have a reliable and valid scope and lends into research to look into this end up getting
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either a filibuster pushed aside, fired from their positions, others don't want to work with them. so there are other tactics and that's why and i, as a psychologist, i'm specifically calling for us to also see the psychological warfare that, that is being utilized here with shooting. we see point and length that she was assassinated, she was executed on that has its own psychological ramifications in palestine. we've learned for from long ago now that we don't get to grief insulated events. it is a continuous state of grief. it is a continuous state of trauma. it is a continuous state of being rendered unseen, unheard, unrecognized, and always we're trying to make ourselves more legible. and so the short answer be, please continue to do your work in the un because it's important to document these things. do i think that's what's going to bring forth justice? do i think that's what's going to bring forth liberation? long to not resin core. i me thank you very much and if your time, thank you or sharina wilson is not the 1st out there journalist to be
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killed in the line of duty since the channel was launched in 199611 others have died while during their jobs. they were killed while covering conflicts and the unrest, but followed the arab spring protests. the 1st honors here, jonas to lose his life was tarika you in iraq. he was killed in april 2003. when a u. s. warplane bombed our series office in baghdad. 7 were killed in syria, including abraham loma, who died when a russian air rage, a town on the outskirts of live. the others were killed either by shrapnel gunfire or unknown assailants, or on the front lines in the middle east. the alliance of human rights organizations says it will add sharina workers, death to a case that was filed to the international criminal court in april, accusing israel of war crimes famous rob reports on one of the most dangerous conflicts. a journalist to report on ha, in israel's occupation of palestine,
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its tactics have become increasingly aggressive over the decades. so to it's crackdown on media workers covering the soup on the killing of bulges. you're a journalist and palestinian american sharina of walkway. 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 a month later, israeli police destroyed your equipment and arrested jerusalem correspondent, you got up there. i was breaking her hand in the process. witnesses said her press sun was clearly visible and the arrest was unprepared. of luckly 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 israeli forces kill palestinian, including palestinian journalists without cause in the occupied territory. and it's very ex, 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 his really forces have also left dozens injured, a palestinian center 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 abruptly as death. israel's army says it does not target journalists and his foreign minister suggested conducting a joint investigation and autopsy and offer palestinian leader.

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