The Intercept, the American news website, reported, quoting informed sources, that two Democratic lawmakers in Congress are seeking to obtain the signatures of deputies in Congress on a letter calling on the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the US State Department to investigate the assassination of Al-Jazeera reporter Shireen Abu Akleh.
And 3 informed sources told the American news site that the letter prepared by Andre Carson, Representative of Indiana and Lu Correa, Representative of California, also calls on the US State Department to verify whether the killing of an American journalist in the occupied Palestinian territories violates any of the laws. American.
The late Sherine Abu Aqleh holds American citizenship in addition to her Palestinian citizenship.
Last Friday, thousands of Palestinians participated in the funeral of Shireen Abu Aqleh, who was shot dead by the occupation, while she was preparing to cover the storming of the Jenin refugee camp in the northern West Bank last Wednesday, although she was wearing a bullet-proof vest with the "press" logo and a protective helmet.
When the coffin was taken out of the French Hospital in East Jerusalem, the occupation police stormed the hospital yard and tried to disperse a crowd whose participants were chanting and waving Palestinian flags.
In a related context, Member of the US House of Representatives, Ilhan Omar, said that there is a lot that the US government can do in the case of Sherine Abu Akleh, and added in an interview with Al-Jazeera that they would like to ensure accountability and accountability in the case of the late journalist.
Ilhan Omar: The US government must open an independent investigation into the case of Sherine Abu Akleh (Reuters)
In the interview, Ilhan Omar said that among the most important things that the US government should do in the case of the assassination of Shireen Abu Akleh, is to open an independent investigation and send investigators from the United States.
Earlier, the US ambassador to the United Nations, Linda Thomas Greenfield, called for justice in the case of colleague Sherine Abu Akleh.
The US diplomat's statement came during a speech at a graduation ceremony at Columbia University in New York, which was held on Monday.
In Britain, the Minister of African Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Vicky Ford, said that her government was shocked by the assassination of journalist Sherine Abu Aqleh, and Ford made it clear to the House of Commons (Parliament) that London had requested an independent investigation into what happened with the Al-Jazeera correspondent.
The minister also called for the necessity of conducting comprehensive and transparent investigations into the killing of a number of Palestinians at the hands of the Israeli security forces in recent weeks.
And Labor MP in the British Parliament Andy Slaughter criticized his country's government's response to the assassination of colleague Sherine Abu Aqleh, and Slaughter asked the British Minister of African Affairs whether her government would join the investigation into Sherine's assassination by the International Criminal Court.
Crispin Blunt, a Conservative MP in the British Parliament and director of the International Justice Center for the Palestinians, called on his country's government to strengthen accountability for Israel, and Blunt explained during a question to the opposition in a parliament session regarding the assassination of Al-Jazeera correspondent Shireen Abu Akleh that Israel "has been practicing heinous and brutal violations for 55 years."
Shireen Abu Aqla's death must be investigated and those responsible held to account.
Today I urged the Government to stand up for international law and human rights by calling for an independent inquiry into Shireen's killing and condemning the violent scenes at her funeral.
— Bambos Charalambous MP (@Bambos_MP) May 16, 2022
Member of the British House of Commons, Leila Moran, said in an interview with Al-Jazeera from London that the least the British government can do now is recognize the state of Palestine.
She added that the systematic Israeli persecution of the Palestinians must be addressed.
At the United Nations Headquarters in New York, Stephane Dujarric, a spokesman for the Secretary-General of the United Nations, said that an independent investigation into the killing of our colleague Shireen Abu Akleh requires the consent of all parties concerned.
Dujarric again expressed the international organization's shock over the attack by the occupation forces on the funeral procession of Al-Jazeera correspondent Sherine Abu Aqleh, and pictures of the Israeli incursion into the French hospital in Jerusalem.
In a related context, the administration of the French Hospital in Jerusalem announced that it is seriously considering the possibility of prosecuting the Israeli police for storming the hospital, during Shirin's funeral. The brutality of the hospital.
During a press conference, the hospital administration showed pictures showing the Israeli police storming the hospital corridors and intimidating patients who frequent it.
The administration of the French Hospital in Jerusalem showed pictures of the occupation storming the hospital during Shirin's funeral (Anatolia)
On the other hand, Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz went to the United States on Monday to hold talks with officials of the administration of President Joe Biden, and the Israeli radio reported that the assassination of Shirin Abu Akleh and the occupation forces' suppression of her funeral in occupied Jerusalem, will top Gantz's discussions in Washington.
Calls are still coming from Western and Arab governments, human rights organizations and members of parliaments around the world to conduct an investigation into the assassination of our colleague Sherine Abu Aqleh, who was killed by the occupation soldiers.Keywords: