The Middle East and North Africa Coordination for the World March denounce the murder of the Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, who was martyred this morning, May 11, 2022, after being hit in the head while covering the storming of Jenin camp while wearing a press jacket. This major crime is one of the continuous crimes of the occupation, which has never stopped since its presence on the land of Palestine. Crimes against people, trees and stones, crimes against all Palestinians.
The Middle East and North Africa Coordination for the World March of Women denounces all the barbaric and hideous practices of the occupation, which does not distinguish between a child and a woman, an elder and a resistance fighter. Thus, the assassination of the Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, the free-voice woman, was a crime against the word and against the true image of the crimes and practices of the occupation.
Abu Aqila was not the first in the convoy of Palestinian female martyrs, nor in the convoy of martyrs of the press and media, for the convoy is long, and this is what we got used to from the occupation that targets the media, thinking that it obscures the reality of what is happening in the form of abuse and systematic killing of the Palestinian people. It is time for women’s movements, all liberation forces And all the international platforms of press to refer the file of the assassination of journalist Shireen Abu Akleh to the International Criminal Court as a new war crime in broad daylight.
Peace be upon the souls of our female martyrs and our martyrs of journalists, media professionals and writers throughout the years of the Nakba on its seventy-fourth anniversary (known as the biggest massacre against the Palestinian people in 1948).
For the soul of the martyr Shireen the witness and the free-speaking martyr, peace, glory and eternity to all the martyrs.
Down with colonialism and occupation and its agents! Down with Zionism and imperialism!
We march until all women and Palestinian territories are safe and free