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Israel must be held accountable for Shireen Abu Akleh’s murder: EU lawmakers

Jerome Hughes
Press TV, Brussels

European Union (EU) lawmakers have called on EU authorities to hold the Israeli regime accountable for the murder of veteran Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh. 

The issue came up for debate in the European Parliament on Thursday.

Lawmakers condemned the brutal murder of Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, who was shot in the head by an Israeli soldier on May 11.

Wearing press attire, 51-year-old Abu Akleh was murdered in cold blood while covering an Israeli military raid in the occupied West Bank city of Jenin.

Later, her funeral was also attacked by the regime forces, including her pallbearers. 

Western media and Western leaders have been accused of turning a blind eye to the breach of international law by the apartheid Israeli regime in the occupied Palestinian territories.

Tel Aviv has been urged to fully cooperate with an independent inquiry into the slain journalist's cold-blooded murder.

The EU, however, says it is important to maintain the bloc's close partnership with Israel.

EU legislators urge the West to not give up on the idea of a two-state solution to end the Israel-Palestine conflict.

The European Parliament was informed that Israel has killed around 50 Palestinian journalists during the past two decades.

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