Exactly one year ago, our colleague Shireen Abu Akleh, Al Jazeera’s long-time Palestinian correspondent, was killed by Israeli forces while she was reporting in the occupied West Bank.Eyewitness reports and detailed investigations aside, even the Israelis have admitted that it was highly probable one of their soldiers killed Shireen. But the reality is that we’re no closer to any justice. Al Jazeera submitted a case to the International Criminal Court in December, but we’re no closer to a prosecution. It appears, according to some, that the ICC doesn’t have much interest in moving the investigation forward, instead choosing to focus on Ukraine and Russia.
Whatever that says about the ICC and its pursuit of justice, Shireen’s memory will live , across the region and the rest of the world. A journalist who was doing her job, and was killed for it.
It’s almost time for the Turkish elections
As we get closer to the electoral D-day that is Sunday, May 14, temperatures are rising in Turkey, with reported attacks on both opposition and government politicians. We’ve been rolling out more of our coverage as Turkey plans to vote in some of the most consequential presidential and parliamentary elections in decades.
With President Recep Tayyip Erdogan facing his biggest test yet, here’s a guide to the vote.
By this time next week we should have the parliamentary results and that of the presidential election (or at least the first round).