Racist Israeli politician Itamar Ben-Gvir has called for the expulsion of Al Jazeera journalists, accusing the television of spreading “false propaganda” against the Israeli regime after the TV brand network filed a lawsuit to investigate the killing of its journalist Shireen Abu Akleh by the Israeli forces.

Iran PressMiddle East: Qatar’s Al Jazeera channel on Tuesday submitted a formal request to the International Criminal Court (ICC) in the Hague “to investigate and prosecute those responsible for killing veteran Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh.”

In a statement on Tuesday, Al Jazeera said its lawsuit with the ICC includes “new witness evidence and video footage that clearly show that Abu Akleh and her colleagues were directly fired at by Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF).”

“The evidence presented to the Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) confirms, without any doubt, that there was no firing in the area where Shireen was, other than the IOF shooting directly at her,” Al Jazeera said.

Otzma Yehudit Chairman MK Itamar Ben Gvir told The Jewish Press in response: “The Aljazeera network not only covers the news in an anti-Semitic way, distorts the truth and publishes lies, they also work against the State of Israel around the world. This propaganda network should be expelled from the country and not given the opportunity to continue its anti-Israel campaign of lies.”

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Abu Akleh, 51, a Palestinian-American journalist, was killed on May 11, and the Palestinian Health Ministry said she was shot in the head while covering an Israeli military raid in the West Bank city of Jenin.

In September, the Israeli army said Abu Akleh was likely killed by "wrong" gunfire from an Israeli soldier.

Several leading media agencies, including Al Jazeera, CNN, Associated Press, Washington Post, and the New York Times, conducted their own investigations, which all came to an end that Abu Akleh was killed by an Israeli bullet.


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