New York, ANI. The United Nations Security Council on Friday (local time) condemned the killing of Al Jazeera reporter Shirin Abu Aqleh and the wounding of another journalist in the Palestinian city of Jenin and called for an “immediate, thorough, transparent and independent” investigation. .

The UNSC said in a statement that members of the Security Council also expressed their sympathies and deepest condolences to the victim’s family.

“Members of the Security Council called for an immediate, comprehensive, transparent and fair and just investigation into his murder and stressed the need to ensure accountability,” the statement said.

In addition, members of the Security Council reiterated that journalists should be protected as citizens. However, the council stressed that they will continue to monitor the situation closely.

According to CNN, an Al Jazeera journalist was tragically shot dead on May 11, while another journalist, Ali Al Samudi, who was accompanying Akle, was also shot.

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) confirmed it had launched an operation early Wednesday in the Jenin refugee camp, a stronghold of armed Palestinian groups in the northern West Bank.

Israel’s PM accuses Palestine of death

According to media reports, Israel’s prime minister, Naftali Bennett, said that Tel Aviv had gathered information suggesting that Palestinians who fired indiscriminately at the time were responsible for the journalist’s death.

It is worth noting that the tension on this border has increased significantly in the last few months. Since March 22, 18 people have died here. Among them are Arab-Israeli police officers. Apart from this, two Ukrainian citizens are also among those killed. The Israeli army has alleged that attacks on residents of the Jenin camp have been increasing in recent times.

Edited By: Babli Kumari