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Shireen Abu Akleh

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL1564, tabled on 7 July 2022

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the US State Department statement on 4 July that a detailed forensic analysis "could not reach a definitive conclusion regarding the origin of the bullet that killed Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh", despite multiple eyewitness reports that it was fired by an Israel Defense Forces soldier.

Answered on

21 July 2022

We remain in close contact with the US and other partners on the tragic case of Shireen Abu Akleh. We continue to call for justice, accountability, and urgent steps to be taken to de-escalate tensions, and for restraint in the use of force. The safety of journalists across the globe is vital and they must be protected when carrying out their critical work.