Shireen Abu Akleh, an Al Jazeera journalist, was assassinated by the United Nations Security Council.

The United Nations Security Council unanimously condemned the murder of Palestinian-American Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh . The statement is the first sign of consensus within the Security Council on a topic concerning Israel .

UNITED NATIONS: According to diplomats, the United Nations Security Council unanimously condemned the murder of Palestinian-American Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh on Friday while reporting an Israeli army raid in the occupied West Bank.The statement, which is the first sign of consensus within the Security Council on a topic concerning Israel, also called for an immediate, thorough, transparent, and impartial inquiry into her assassination.The negotiations on the letter, according to diplomats who spoke on condition of anonymity, were particularly difficult.According to diplomatic sources and different versions of the declaration cited by AFP during the talks, China successfully persuaded the US to delete paragraphs condemning allegations of misconduct against the media around the world, defending their rights and urging their participation when reporting military operations.

Pallbearers were unable to prevent Abu Aklehs coffin from falling to the ground when baton-wielding Israeli police officers fired at them, pulling Palestinian flags from mourners on television.Abu Akleh, a star journalist for Al Jazeera, was killed while covering unrest in the Jenin refugee camp in the occupied West Bank.Israel targeted her, according to the Qatar-based network.Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said that armed Palestinians were possibly responsible, but Israel has since retracted the charge and said it was investigating.