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Assassination of Palestinian journalist condemned in Lebanon

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Assassination of Palestinian journalist condemned in Lebanon

Beirut, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Lebanese President Michel Aoun on Wednesday condemned the assassination of Palestinian journalist Sheerin Abu Aqla by the Israeli occupation forces.

In a message to his Palestinian counterpart, Mahmoud Abbas, the president said that with this crime Israel adds to its bloody history a new chapter of aggression and disregard for rights, life and justice.

The Lebanese head of State stressed that Abu Aqla joined the list of martyrs of occupied Palestine, while exercising his journalistic work in the service of truth and free opinion.

Prime Minister Najib Miqati also expressed his condolences, calling the assassination of the Al-Jazeera correspondent during a raid by Israel’s forces in the Jenin refugee camp in the northern West Bank a brutality and shame for the Israeli army.

Lebanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants Abdullah Bou Habib called these crimes a violation of international humanitarian law and freedom of the press, while calling for the occupation forces to be held accountable and for measures to be taken to avoid repeating such actions.

From Lebanon, the pan-Arab television station Al Mayadeen and the Lebanese Islamic Resistance, Hizbullah (Party of God) urged international media organizations to condemn the assassination of martyr Shireen, as well as the terrorism that Israel is developing against the people of Palestine.

The Palestinian Ministry of Health reported on Wednesday the death of reporter Abu Aqla who was shot in the head with a live bullet by Israeli occupation forces.

In addition, during the coverage of the Zionist incursion another Palestinian reporter Ali Samoudi was wounded in the back.

Born in Jerusalem in 1971, Abu Aqla spent nearly 27 years reporting on Israeli occupation attacks and crimes against Palestinians.

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