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People in Moscow pay respect for slain Al Jazeera journalist

Marina Kortunova
Press TV, Russia


The Embassy of Palestine in the Russian Federation organized a ceremony to pay tribute for veteran al jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, who was killed by Israeli forces in Jenin on Wednesday.

Her colleagues, fellow journalists and people gathered near the embassy to condemn the Israeli regime for what they called the heinous crime.

Abu Akleh's killing follows a long string of Israeli attacks on Palestinian journalists. According to the database of the Committee to Protect Journalists, 24 journalists have been killed in Israel and the Palestinian territories since 1992. While 14 people were caught in the crossfire, others appear to have been deliberate victims.

Journalists who were with Abu Akleh, including one who was shot and wounded, said Israeli forces fired upon them even though they were clearly identifiable as reporters.

The assassination of journalist Shireen Abu Akleh is another crime to be added to the criminal record of the Israeli regime, which for decades has been trying to silence the voice of truth and obliterate the Palestinian cause.

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