As soon as once more, the world woke yesterday to the information that Israel had focused a journalist, this time killing Palestinian American Shireen Abu Akleh. The 51-year-old died after a sniper bullet struck her simply between the areas lined by her helmet and her ‘Press’ flak jacket.
An icon of Palestinian media, Abu Akleh had lined Israel’s oppression of Palestinians for many years, becoming a member of Al Jazeera in 1997, a yr after it launched.
Communities in Latin America got here collectively to denounce the occupation’s actions. “We condemn the focusing on of the Al Jazeera journalist, Shireen Abu Akleh, because the Israeli occupation forces shot and killed her whereas she was carrying her press jacket,” Member of the Chamber of Deputies of Brazil Paulo Pimenta mentioned throughout a Chamber Session, clarifying the Israeli goal to impede media protection of its assault in opposition to Palestinians and to silence the press and journalists.
Brazil’s Congress, together with the Joint Parliamentary Entrance for the Rights of the Palestinian Individuals, condemned within the strongest phrases Israel’s violent assassination and deliberate focusing on of the Al Jazeera journalist.
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“The killing of journalists and lecturers is a repeated follow of the Israeli occupation forces who goal to silence the reality of their crimes in opposition to humanity and Palestinians,” the Joint Parliamentary Entrance for the Rights of the Palestinian Individuals – which is made up of federal representatives and members of the Brazilian Senate – mentioned.
They demanded Israel “be held accountable for its violations in opposition to the Palestinians, and it should respect United Nations resolutions and worldwide covenants.”
Congressman Nilto Tatto mentioned: “A big group of parliamentarians have felt that there’s a have to take a stance in opposition to what Israel did to the journalist Shireen Abu Akleh.” In consequence, he added, he and his colleagues are hoping to “apply worldwide strain” to carry Israel accountable.
“What Israel did is a transparent crime of killing, as Shireen Abu Aqleh was doing her journalistic work with excessive professionalism, and Israel clearly noticed this, however they insisted on focusing on her.”
Brazil, El Salvador and Chile have repeatedly condemned Israel’s abuses of Palestinians. The Chilean-Palestinian Parliamentary Group, which emanates from the Chilean Senate, condemned the focusing on of Abu Aqleh saying: “We repudiate this assault on a journalist and we hope that the worldwide group will do one thing because it takes each day actions to assist victims in Ukraine.”
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The Palestinians have the suitable to battle in opposition to those that violate their human rights and commit conflict crimes in opposition to them, it added.
The Palestinian group in El Salvador “strongly” condemned the focusing on of journalist Abu Akleh describing it as a “crime and a violation of Palestinian and worldwide press freedoms”.
Controlling media output is, in fact, a attribute of an oppressive regime, and Israel seeks to do that by focusing on journalists and their establishments. Stopping the true image of its brutal occupation reaching the world means silencing voices of reality.
“The Palestinian individuals should not hand over their battle to fulfil their rights,” Latin American officers mentioned of their letter. “They’ll depend on our help, solidarity and endorsement of their struggle for freedom and an impartial State of Palestine.”
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