‘Culture of impunity must end’: UN demands investigation into Israeli attack on funeral procession

Michelle Bachelet, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. (Picture: file)

By Palestine Chronicle Staff

United Nations High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet condemned the Israeli police attack on Palestinian mourners in a statement released on Saturday.

Palestinians were attacked as they attempted to carry the coffin of iconic journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, who was murdered by Israeli soldiers in the West Bank city of Jenin on May 11.

“The footage of Israeli police attacking mourners during journalist Shireen Abu Akleh’s funeral procession in East Jerusalem on Friday May 13 was shocking,” Bachelet said.

“Israel’s use of force, which was filmed and broadcast live,” Bachelet added, “must be promptly and transparently investigated.”

Bachelet went on to say that “there must be accountability not only for the horrific murder of Shireen Abu Akleh but for all the killings and serious injuries in the Occupied Palestinian Territory.”

“The culture of impunity must end now,” Bachelet concluded.

(The Chronicle of Palestine)

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