A meeting with US President Joe Biden when he visits Israel next week has been requested by the brother of murdered veteran journalist Shireen Abu Akleh.
A three-page letter was written by Anton Abu Akleh on behalf of his family and urged Biden for a meeting.
While the US avoided remarks that held Israel responsible for Shireen Abu Akleh’s killing, the family harshly criticized the results of an examination.
The letter by the family read, “We, the family of Shireen Abu Akleh, write to express our grief, outrage and sense of betrayal concerning your administration’s abject response to the extrajudicial killing of our sister and aunt by Israeli forces on May 11, 2022, while on assignment in the occupied Palestinian city of Jenin in the West Bank.”
Despite wearing a protective helmet and a blue bulletproof vest that was marked “press,” the journalist, who was also a US citizen, was killed by an Israeli-fired bullet to the head, the letter underlined.
Although all the evidence is against Israel regarding the killing of the veteran Al Jazeera journalist, the family accused the US administration of not taking necessary steps.
On May 11, while covering an Israeli military raid near the Jenin refugee camp in the occupied West Bank, Abu Akleh, aged 51, was shot dead.
Tel Aviv denied any responsibility for the killing, while Palestinian officials and Al Jazeera accused Israel of killing the reporter.