AlSheikh: We will continue procedures at ICC regarding the killing of Abu Akleh

Hussein Alsheikh in Russia

The Secretary-General of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), Hussein al-Sheikh, stressed today in reaction to a statement issued by US State Department spokesman Ned Price on the killing of al-Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh that “We will not allow attempts to conceal the truth or to have shy references in pointing the finger of accusation to Israel.”

“The occupation government bears responsibility for the assassination of Shireen Abu Akleh, and we will continue our procedures at the international courts,” he said in a tweet.

US State Department spokesman Ned Price issued a statement today stating that the “U.S. Security Coordinator (USSC), could not reach a definitive conclusion regarding the origin of the bullet that killed Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh. Ballistic experts determined the bullet was badly damaged, which prevented a clear conclusion.”

The statement added that “the USSC concluded that gunfire from IDF positions was likely responsible for the death of Shireen Abu Akleh.  The USSC found no reason to believe that this was intentional.”


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