Will anyone be held accountable for Shireen Abu Akleh’s murder? | TV Shows

On June 9, at 19:30GMT:
June eleventh marks one month for the reason that assassination of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh by Israeli forces. Regardless of worldwide outrage and condemnation, there has nonetheless been no formal investigation into her killing.

Abu Akleh, a Palestinian-American, was overlaying Israeli military raids within the Jenin refugee camp within the occupied West Financial institution when a sniper’s bullet struck her within the head. She was carrying a press vest and helmet and was standing with different journalists when the group got here below hearth. Fellow Al Jazeera journalist, Ali Al-Samoudi, was additionally hit however survived. The Israeli navy has mentioned it won’t conduct a legal probe into her demise. In the meantime, the requires a global investigation are mounting.

Final week a gaggle of Israeli NGO’s formally requested that the United Nations assemble particular rapporteurs to probe the killing. A gaggle of bipartisan US congress members have known as on the White Home to strain the Palestinian Authority to launch the bullet that struck Akleh in order that ballistic evaluation can decide who fired the shot. The Palestinian Authority has refused on the grounds it doesn’t belief Israel to conduct a good investigation. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has vowed america would comply with the info and pursue accountability for these accountable.

On this episode of The Stream we focus on how individuals proceed to honour Abu Akleh’s reminiscence, as we ask “Will anybody be held accountable?”.

On this episode of The Stream, we communicate with:
Nida Ibrahim, @nida_journo 
Al Jazeera English Correspondent

Saleh Hijazi, @S_jazi
Palestinian Human Rights Advocate

Yasmeen Serhan, @YasmeenSerhan
Workers Author, The Atlantic

 

Photos: Harvest festival celebrations held in India’s Assam | Gallery

Folks in India’s northeastern state of Assam are celebrating a spring competition, meant to usher in an auspicious harvest season full of ample crops and good well being.

Residents in Gamerimura village gathered to mark the often vibrant celebrations, an historic custom often known as Baikho competition that’s predominantly noticed by the Rabha individuals yearly in June, though different communities have joined within the celebrations lately.

The competition is widely known throughout the state yearly. Throughout the competition, a sequence of rituals are carried out to push back evil spirits, immediate ample rains and convey goodwill to the neighborhood.

Residents wearing conventional apparel come collectively to bounce to the beat of drums. Within the night, a tall construction produced from bundles of bamboo is ready alight and as soon as the solar units, clergymen supply prayers to the harvest god, who they imagine will convey a beneficiant crop season.

After the prayers are completed, clergymen run over the recent coals left simmering by the fireplace, an act meant to honour the harvest deity. Ladies later wash the ft of the clergymen earlier than serving them meals.

Rahini Rabha, 59, who travelled from Dairang village in Assam for the celebrations, stated he has served because the priest for the competition for the final 17 years.

“It celebrates the tribal Rabha individuals for agriculture, good well being, wealth and training,” the priest stated.