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ah ah global condemnation after veteran al jazeera correspondence, should he in a block they is shot dead by israeli forces while covering a raid in the occupied westbank. ah, my mamma jim, jim, this is al jazeera alive from door. how with extensive coverage of should he in a block, liz, killing thousands gather outside the family's home to pay respects to the journalist whose funeral is
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expected to be held on friday. the israeli military has admitted soldiers from an elite unit fire dozens of bullets during the raid, but hasn't admitted responsibility for her death despite international calls for a transparent investigation, few palestinians believe that any one will be held accountable. ah, the killing of an algeria journalist by israeli forces, has sent reverberations across the arab world, sparking shock grief and demands for an investigation. should ina broccoli was shot in the head while covering in his railey raid in the city of jeanine. al jazeera media network has called it a blatant murder, violating international loss. these really military has admitted soldiers from an elite unit fire dozens of bullets during the raid, but it was to admit responsibility for her death. shimaya show ya reports.
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oh, 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 broccoli is the latest reports are 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 journalists documenting 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 or maybe because she was shot and killed. and we were going to filmed is really army operation. and suddenly they shot us
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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. 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. it always uses these excuses to cover up the crime, committing against palestinians, including post indian generals, 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
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year. the networks office in garza was bomb trouble. 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, that i am human rights organizations for example, like bit st. limb and is really human rights organization. and that decided a long time ago that they are no longer going to even into the act with the complaint system with invisible eli army. because it is not serious. it doesn't find israeli soldiers guilty,
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cut out his foreign ministry whose country hosts the al jazeera network, issued a statement with senior diplomats, no one caught 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 should in was kill, trying to inform the world of what was happening in her country. the world now knows that an occupied palestine. no one is safe from israel's bullets. not even journalists. ha, ha, ha, ha my lunch. her young. i just 0 al jazeera media network has put out a statement, offering its condolences and said in a blatant murder,
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violating international laws and norms. the israeli occupation forces assassinated in cold blood al jazeera correspondent, al jazeera media network condemns this heinous crime which intends to only prevent the media from conducting their duty. al jazeera holds the israeli government and the occupation forces responsible for the killing of the late colleague shaheen. it also calls on the international community to condemn and hold the israeli occupation forces accountable israeli police pushed into city in a block of his family home unoccupied east jerusalem. as mourners paid their respects, their relatives, friends, and supporters of the journalists protested against the police action. some of a block, his relatives have spoken of their grief. with the well, i just want to understand why they killed her. why did they kill her? she mean isn't she wasn't of my aunt. she's also my best friend,
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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 with them and i never imagined. i never thought this day with kong where the news would be about her and she won't be the one who was covering the youth. stephanie decker has more from outside the family home. more people have been arriving here as the night goes on to pay their condolences to sharina family. we are just outside the family home in bay 29 occupied east jerusalem are you also have toned being of being song 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 to me,
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shot at what happened was she did. 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, sharing 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 said earlier in the day we had 3 israeli police officers arriving here, entering the home to much protest every one 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 the family is still coming to terms of what is happening,
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serena's brother is due to arrive this evening. and niece will be arriving on thursday. i should ins buddy will be in the am ala on thursday. why the palestinian present with a bath will be holding a salvage. and then our final resting place will happen here in jerusalem on friday . at least 5 palestinians have been injured and several others detained. after israeli police dispersed a crowd of protesters, many were holding palestinian flags and photos of shooting. the police were trying to clear the group from a main thoroughfare near her family, home and occupied east jerusalem. protest her is also gathered in the cities of haifa and nazareth, oh, should he in a block? there was a pioneering palestinian american journalist and a household name for many. earlier her body was taken to the al jazeera headquarters and the occupied west bank. oh, a large crowd gathered outside the building and that amolla to pay their respects
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an express anger over the killing. grieving colleagues and friends prayed over her remains before she leans, body was carried through the streets of the city. that abraham reports from allah. 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, and she was shot injured, taken to the hospital, who was 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 to them allah to al jazeera building,
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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 scene. the we can say that palestine is morning, one of her kind female journalists. they're building towards the hospital with city inst buddy's gonna stay for the night ahead of the preparations for the a burial ceremony. we've seen people here go in a continuous protest walk in the streets of drama, la remembering city chanting slogans. i remembered in her so we are expecting the buddy to be taken to morrow to the presidential headquarters
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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, the u. s. has strongly condemned the killing, and the state department says those responsible must be held accountable. our white house correspondent, kimberly hallett reports. 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 no, what good leave at 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
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important to us. it is important to the world that that investigation be thorough than it be on forensic that'd 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'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 was 0 accountability. indeed,
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the security relationship between the us and israel stretches back for 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 america 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, do their job must be protected. the pri, fresh is not the enemy, the people for permit 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 abba clay,
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kimberly healthcare al jazeera, the white house. earlier i spoke to congresswoman rashid with, believe she says the biden administration needs to use the funding. it gives israel as leverage to hold it. 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 house, including omar, aside recently, who was also killed by israeli forces. are 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 of michigan to understand they can't look away and continue to say and allow the same people are pressing the same people committing those or to do the investigation is just wrong and unjust,
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if anything, let's tree her what she is, she is a citizens of citizen of our country even before he's a journalist for. ready some of our country and she was literally targeted in murder by his really forces. now folks want to say that they that in happen then prove it shows the evidence because witnesses on the ground needs 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 their guardian journalists are guardians of the truth. well, this is our chance to give justice to shaheen, who fought to tell better. we need to tell her tooth, 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 the per type government that we continue to fund with unconditional aid. the un human rights office says that impunity must end. kristen salumi has more on the reaction from you and
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headquarters in new york. you 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 the escalation 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 it, what were the palestinian or not, but it is not that on the freedom of the press and the freedom of her opinion, the u. s. ambassador to the united nation is called her death, horrifying. and 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 from the mission of 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 region. confrontations and misery will continue. kristin salumi al jazeera,
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the united nations use of monet. it is senior fellow at the arab center, washington d. c. he says is unlikely. the u. s. will hold israel accountable for the journalist's death. washington's position has been that israel is fully capable of investigating itself. it's absurd on its face, but this has been consistent. american policy is one of the reasons why the united states opposes the internationalization of this effort through justice, appeals to organizations like the international criminal court and elsewhere. and it is one of the ways in which the united states helps back the israelis and ensure that the israelis gets to dominate palestinians with impunity by preventing any other forms of justice. and then saying, well, the israelis are capable of policing themselves and the results of that policy are on display. they were on display today in janine. and they've been on display time
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and time again as, as israel is carried out in the most brutal ways this regime of apartheid for, for decades on. so i don't think the united states would accept this sort of principle. if an american journalist or any journalist was killed, covering the situation in ukraine by a, by, by russian soldiers, there is no way on earth. and washington would say that we asked the russians to carry out an investigation and will accept what they put forward is really, investigations are routinely a joke. it takes, as i said, constant pressure by civil society of human rights organizations and by governments to get anywhere close to justice. it rarely happens. and in the rare instances where it does sentences are extremely light. and oftentimes, perpetrators are celebrated and promoted within the ranks of the israeli political
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system instead of held accountable. but selim the jerusalem based human rights organization disputes. israeli claims about the death of shipping a barclay. israeli forces issued a video which they say shows an armed palestinian firing. but, but selim has published footage, analyzing this location, saying it doesn't match up with the place where should he and was killed? her guy allowed is the executive director of bit sell him. he explains why israel's claims don't work. i think it's worth pointing out. on 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 filter is researcher and found engineering this morning. my colleague, him study was that in fact,
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it is inconceivable. it's absolutely impossible. dot the footage on which the short one, which is any propaganda, was basing its false claims could in no shape or form depicted gunfire. apps, the journalist, 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, you know, spend on the situation is one of the israel is most tried and unfortunately successful tricks and the last impunity that provides itself. israel does not investigate israel 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 stop. you got to be, they are meant to protect. the perpetrators has hands on the lots as the
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palestinian ambassador to the u. k. and a friend of shooting a marquis, he says israel's trying to stifle the truth. she is not the 1st and the good to me might not be the last palestinian jordan. this to be mother isolated by the way, occupation. it's not only killing the body of it, it's filling the spirit of the message of should in the idea of surely it is telling the truth, this occupation is after the truth. they want to assassinate the truth. they want to us us and they jo medicine. they want to make sure that they committed the crimes. but without being reported, it's a cover. so the bullet that head her head and a brilliant, stubborn head was a bullet targeted at the truth targeted at the international community called targeted at the profession of press and journalism targeted. and everybody wants to
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review the truth. and also this is linked to the lack of accountability is what has been doing this for a long, long time. 74 years. jordan, us medics, teachers bypasses what have you children. and there is no accountability. all what we hear from the international community. i mean here, government, including the u. k. government are statements of concern with no action when in fact, such at the level it targeted killing over journalists, minutes an immediate international criminal investigation by the i. c. c and immediate or imposition of sanctions on the occupying state. that is as well. and when we follow what the west, the western countries are doing. visa view claims the immediate employment of sanctions and we follow the lack of such actions, not one of them, not one of the structures are applied to israel. we throw our arms in there and
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wondering about this double standards, the policy of international community. so part of the blame, big part of the blame is on the n action of the international community. and if the killing of should in our bartlett today that was recorded live on camera does not merit international sanctions. what does the israeli palestinian conflict remains? one of the most dangerous for journalists, the new york based committee to protect journalist estimates 18 have been killed since 1992. but the palestinian journalists tend to get estimates. the figure is 3 times higher, blaming israeli fire for most casualties. same bus robbie has more in israel's occupation of palestine. its tactics have become increasingly aggressive over the decade. so to it's crackdown on media workers covering the soup on the killing of al jazeera journalist and palestinian american shipping. of luckily,
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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 over your equipment and arrested jerusalem correspondent. you're breaking her. witnesses said her press sun was clearly visible and the arrest was unprepared. of luckily was also in her press fashion 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,
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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 movement. attacks by israeli forces have also left dozens injured, a palestinian center of human rights report in 2020 found journalist's face. quote, cruel in humane 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 as foreign minister suggested conducting a joint investigation and autopsy, and offer palestinian leaders refused. israeli forces have directly targeted journalists with lee full force in the past. in 2008 israeli soldiers killed reuters camera man. fidel shot he filmed the tank as it fired the shell that killed him. his final images captured on tape before his camera was destroy shana,
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to was wearing body armor marked press at the time of his death. serene of luckily was killed covering in israeli raid on jeanine in the occupied west bank. the cutter based broadcaster, said ojo 0 producer ali elsa moody was also wounded. the latest casualties of israeli attacks on journalists that seem to go on with impunity in basra ivy altura aimen were hey, dean. as a former al jazeera correspondent, he says there must be international accountability whenever and 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 journalists unequivocally,
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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 situation. so that you off escape the realities 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 killed 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,
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as western government as an crime is a palestinian activist who grew up watching, sitting in a block on television. she's now based in washington, dc. she says, shooting was a hugely important figure for a 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.


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