The Qatar based news channel Al Jazeera has submitted a case against Israeli forces at the International Criminal Court over the killing of journalist Shireen Abu Aqla.
Shireen Abu Aqla was reporting from the Jenin in May on an Israeli raid which had seen gun fights break out between soldiers and Palestinians.
Journalists and Palestinian officials said the gunfire came from Israeli troops stationed about 200m away – allegations which was later backed by investigations by the UN and multiple media organizations.
Eventually, the Israeli military determined that one of its soldiers probably killed her but called her death unintentional.
However, Al Jazeera said that was completely unfounded and that its evidence showed it was a “deliberate killing”. The station says its legal team had conducted a detailed inquiry into the killing and unearthed new evidence, including eyewitness accounts and numerous videos.
Israel does not recognize the ICC’s authority.
By Nathan Morley