EU strongly condemns killing of Al-Jazeera journalist

Bloc calls for independent investigation, justice for those responsible.

EU strongly condemns killing of Al-Jazeera journalist

The EU strongly condemned on Wednesday the killing of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh while covering an Israeli raid in the occupied West Bank and called for an investigation.

"The European Union strongly condemns the killing of Palestinian-American journalist of Al-Jazeera, Shireen Abu Akleh, in the occupied West Bank," the chief spokesperson for the EU diplomatic service, Peter Stano, said in an official statement.

He said it is significant that a "thorough, independent investigation clarifies all the circumstances of these incidents as soon as possible and that those responsible are brought to justice."

The statement also underlined that it is unacceptable to target working journalists and that their security must be assured.