CAIRO, May 11. /TASS/. Some Arab states have strongly condemned the killing of the journalist for Al Jazeera, Shireen Abu Akleh, as she covered clashes between Israeli forces and Palestinians in the West Bank on Wednesday morning.
Condemning statements came from the foreign ministries or heads of state of Algeria, Djibouti, Egypt, Jordan, Yemen, Qatar, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya and Syria.
The statements expressed condolences to the family and friends of the deceased, and called the incident a "heinous crime", "premeditated murder", "flagrant violation of international humanitarian law" and "an attack on the freedom of the press." Thus, Lebanese President Michel Aoun accused Israel of "violence and aggression, disregard for rights, lives and justice," and the Kuwait Foreign Ministry called on the international community "to launch an investigation to bring those responsible for this heinous crime to account before international justice."
Earlier on Wednesday, the League of Arab States and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, as well as the Iranian Foreign Ministry and the Foreign Ministry of the radical Taliban movement (banned in Russia) that seized power in Afghanistan, condemned the death of the reporter.
Abu Akleh was fatally shot in the head while covering an army raid during which armed clashes broke out between Israeli soldiers and Palestinians.