Calls grow for independent investigation into Akleh’s death

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Calls have grown for an independent and impartial investigation into the killing of veteran Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, who was shot dead as she covered an Israeli army raid in the occupied West Bank, putting the spotlight on Israeli attacks on Palestinian journalists.

Her death came nearly a year after an Israeli air strike destroyed a Gaza building that housed the offices of Al Jazeera and news agency AP.

The European Union urged an “independent” investigation into her death, as the office of the UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet said it was “appalled”, and also called for “an independent, transparent investigation”.

Meanwhile, the United States envoy to the UN, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, called for the killing to be “transparently investigated”.

the UN Secretary-General, the High Commissioner of Human Rights and the Special UN Envoy for the Middle East were all also calling for an independent investigation into Abu Akleh’s killing.

Al Jazeera’s Kristen Saloomey reports from the UN headquarters in New York.

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