AL QUDS – Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh was shot dead on May 11, 2022, during a military raid by the Israeli army.
The raid took place in the Jenin refugee camp in the West Bank. Akleh, as always, was at the forefront of exposing the crimes of the Zionist regime.The Israeli journalist’s denunciations had reported the havoc being wrought daily by the Zionist army against Palestinians. Continuous abuses, weapons leveled at eye level, rules punctually disregarded that manifest the sense of omnipotence and international impunity that Israel enjoys.
Abu Akleh was a nuisance, like his Maltese colleague Caruana Galizia who blew up her car on Oct. 16, 2017 in Bidnija, Malta. While there was a bright spotlight for Caruana Galizia, for Abu Akleh the news fell on deaf ears, trying hard to omit the truth.
On May 13, 2022, as the journalist’s funeral was taking place, Zionist police in riot gear attacked with batons, kicks and punches the crowd paying their respects to the body. Emblematic are the images of the coffin swaying on the shoulders of those carrying it as it was subjected to the vile aggression of Israeli police forces. The images have gone around the world, showing for those who really knew and wanted to see the facts, what the “Zionist state” is and how it manifests its repressive policies.The attempt to hush things up, to cover up, to silence, to let as little pass as possible has gone wrong.
To put a spoke in the wheels of the Zionist government and its aberrant practices, came the New York Times, not a dangerous subversive newspaper that attacks the stability of the “most democratic of states” in the area. “The bullet that killed the Al Jazeera journalist came from an Israeli convoy.” Clear, simple, direct, terrifying. What everyone suspected, what everyone imagined but was afraid to state, was said without mincing words by an American newspaper. The New York Times, which knows a thing or two about investigations and scoops, did not think twice and contradicted Israel’s version that, the shot was fired in response to Palestinian fire. Old excuse, old story.