Hamas: Occupation's assassination of Abu Aqleh is a premeditated murder

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The Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement Hamas condemns in the strongest terms the assassination and killing of Palestinian journalist martyr Shireen Abu Aqleh by the Zionist occupation forces with live bullets in the head, this morning, Wednesday, while she was covering the aggression against Jenin refugee camp, and the injury of journalist Ali Al-Samoudi in the back.

We in the Hamas movement consider it an assassination and premeditated murder against martyr Shireen Abu Aqleh, and all the journalists and media professionals who report the reality of the systematic terrorism that the Palestinian people have been subjected to under the occupation.

This heinous crime against the press and free speech puts the world and all international institutions before their responsibilities in condemning this crime, and holding the occupation leaders accountable, who have transgressed all values, and breached all international norms and laws.

As we, Hamas Movement, send our sincere condolences and sympathy to the family of the martyr Shireen Abu Aqleh, to the Al Jazeera media network, and to all media institutions in the world, we commend Shireen's media journey and excellence in reporting on the events in Palestine and highlighting the suffering of our Palestinian people under the Zionist occupation. 

This crime will not succeed in silencing the role of the media and free journalists in conveying the truth, the reality of the Zionist occupation including its brutality, its terrorism, and its crimes against the Palestinian people, land, and holy sites.

Islamic Resistance Movement Hamas

Wednesday: May 11, 2022