Once again showcasing its bias towards Palestine, the U.N. Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) released a statement saying it is “deeply disturbing that Israeli authorities have not conducted a criminal investigation” six weeks after the death of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh.
The statement added, that the agency conducted “independent monitoring” into the incident, determining that the bullet that killed Abu Akleh could have only come from Israeli forces and that the bullets fired at and around Abu Akleh were “seemingly well-aimed.” This statement made it quite clear that the agency pinned the blame on Israel, despite the fact that the investigation still remains blocked by the Palestinian Authority.
In response, the Israeli mission in Geneva responded with its own statement, saying the OHCHR “once again deplorably fails to mention the main obstacle to establishing the truth in this tragic incident: the Palestinian Authority’s refusal to conduct a joint investigation and hand over the bullet. This Palestinian attitude raises doubts.”
“It is regrettable, yet not surprising, that the High Commissioner and her Office do not call for an investigation into those repeated terrorist attacks and the continued incitement by the Palestinians that led to the murder of Israeli civilians, including with firearms, knives and even axes. Shielding the Palestinian Authority and Hamas from their responsibilities and obligations will only encourage them to pursue violence,” said the Israeli mission.