World The United States is opposed to the complaint filed by Al Jazeera to the ICC against Israel for the death of Shirin Abu Akle

09:00  07 december  2022
09:00  07 december  2022 Source:   news360.es

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Dossier - Une femme tient une photo de la journaliste américano-palestinienne Shirin abu Akle lors d'une manifestation au Liban suite à sa mort lors d'une opération israélienne en Cisjordanie. - Marwan Naamani/dpa provided by News 360 file-A woman holds a photo of the American-Palestinian journalist Shirin Abu Akle during a demonstration in Lebanon following his death during an Israeli operation in the West Bank. -Marwan Naamani/DPA

The United States expressed their opposition to the complaint filed Tuesday by the Qatari television channel Al Jazeera against Israel before the International Criminal Court (ICC) for the death of the American-Palestinian journalist Shirin Abu Akle, Killed with a ball in the head during an Israeli security forces operation in the city of Jenine, in the West Bank.

The US State Department announced its rejection of the process, a few hours after the request for inquiry of the Hague Court was made public.

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"We oppose it, in this case," said Ned Price, spokesperson for the ministry, in response to journalists' questions during a press briefing on Tuesday.

"We maintain our long -standing objections in the ICC investigation into the Palestinian situation and the position that the ICC should focus on its main mission, which is to serve as a last resort to punish and dissuade crimes atrocity, "said the spokesperson.

Al Jazeera confirmed in a statement that she "will send the case of the death of Shirin Abu Akle in the hands of the Israeli occupation forces at the ICC of The Hague", before noting that this decision "comes six months after The brutal murder of Shirin Abu Akle ".

He noted that during this period, "the legal team of Al Jazeera conducted a complete and detailed investigation into the case and found new evidence based on multiple declarations of witnesses, the examination of multiple video cuts and forensic evidence relating to the case ".

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The Hague Court then confirmed to CNN that he had received the request of Al Jazeera under article 15 of the Rome status.

In response to the announcement of the Qatari television channel, the outgoing Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid underlined on his Twitter account that "nobody will question the soldiers of Tsahal and nobody will give lessons on the ethics of combat, And certainly not al-Jazeera ".

In the same vein, the Israeli Defense Minister Benjamin Gantz, said that he "regrets the death of Shirin Abu Akle, but we must remember that it was clearly a combat incident that is the subject of an investigation in the most rigorous and in -depth manner (by Israel) ".

For his part, the spokesperson for the Palestinian authority, Nabil Abu Rudeina, recalled that Palestine went to the ICC and that "each Palestinian has the right to address the court to judge the Israeli occupation For crimes that violate international law ".

The journalist was killed on May 11 during an Israeli military operation in Jenine while working for the Qatari television channel Al Jazeera. She wore a helmet and a vest identifying her as a journalist.

In the meantime, the conclusions of the independent investigation carried out by the United Nations Human Rights Office on the death of the journalist go in the direction of the evaluation of the Palestinian authorities according to which the Israeli forces are responsible of his death.

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