Friday 01 December 2023

Indonesian Journalists Association denounces shooting of Al Jazeera journalist

The Indonesian Journalists Association (PWI) denounces the barbaric and inhumane killing of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu-Akleh allegedly by Israeli troops.

PWI said the shooting of Shireen is violation of the international humanitarian law.

"It is quite clear that Shireen wore a vest reading 'PRESS'," PWI Chairman Atal S Depari said in a press statement on Saturday.

Depari said Shireen was a journalist who reported the Israeli forces' unjust and cruel treatment of Palestinians.


"The track record of Shireen affirms that she was a journalist that could not let cruelty and injustice continue in Israeli-occupied Palestinian territory, which is seemingly (considered) normal by Israeli forces," he said.

For its part, PWI urged the governments of Indonesia and other countries to denounce the murder of Shireen Abu-Akleh.

The PWI chief expressed regret over the fact that several countries that consider themselves human rights champion turned a blind eye to the incident.

"The silence of several countries considering themselves human rights champion including European countries is worth regretting and we think that it is embarrassing in the era of transparency," he said.

PWI further urged the International Criminal Court (ICC) to probe the shooting of the Al Jazeera journalist.

Spokesperson for the Foreign Ministry, Teuku Faizasyah, said on Thursday the Indonesian government strongly denounces the reported shooting of Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh by Israeli soldiers.

"Indonesia strongly denounces the murder of Al Jazeera correspondent Shireen Abu Akleh in the (Israel-) occupied West Bank," he said at a press briefing here.

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