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Palestinian Authority FM says PA handed file on Abu Akleh’s killing to ICC

Palestinian Authority Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki, holds a press conference following a meeting in Moscow on May 5, 2021. (Alexander Zemlianichenko / POOL / AFP)
Palestinian Authority Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki, holds a press conference following a meeting in Moscow on May 5, 2021. (Alexander Zemlianichenko / POOL / AFP)

Palestinian Authority Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki says that the PA has submitted a file on the killing of Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh to the International Criminal Court in the Hague.

In an interview with the Turkish state-run media outlet Anadolu Agency, Maliki says that such a file was submitted several days ago. Abu Akleh was shot dead earlier this month during an exchange of fire between the IDF and armed Palestinians in Jenin.

The PA has blamed Israel for her death but refused to cooperate in a joint investigate with Israel, which says it cannot fully determine what killed Abu Akleh.

“What happened in the killing of Abu Akleh is a crime,” Maliki declares, saying that the report on her death was submitted to the ICC Office of the Prosecutor.

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