Syndicate of Journalists condemned Wednesday the murder of journalist Sherine Abu Aqleh, while calling for an urgent international investigation to uncover the killers.
A statement by the Iraqi Journalists Syndicate, received by the Iraqi News Agency (INA), said, "We strongly condemn the heinous crime committed by the Israeli army, which led to the death of journalist Shireen Abu Aqleh, Al-Jazeera correspondent in the city of Hanin in the West Bank, while performing her professional duty."
The statement added, "This heinous crime, which provoked astonishment, denunciation, and condemnation of the world, represented by its international and journalistic organizations, is a grave breach of media responsibility and freedom of press work, which are emphasized by international laws and charters."
"From this standpoint, the Iraqi Journalists Syndicate, while declaring its solidarity with Palestinian journalists and the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate, calls for an urgent international investigation to uncover the killers and bring them to justice."
In the statement, the Syndicate called on all international organizations and bodies to "stand up to the Israeli army to stop its crimes, which this time extended to assassinate journalists who perform their professional duty and without regard to international laws that emphasize protecting journalists and ensuring their safety."