The Security Council adopts a statement condemning the assassination of journalist Sherine Abu Aqleh and calling for an impartial investigation

Today, Saturday, the United Nations Security Council adopted a press statement that the United States had distributed to member states, in which it "expressed its strong condemnation of the killing of fellow Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh."

The statement called for an immediate, comprehensive, transparent and impartial investigation into the killing of Abu Aqleh, and stressed the need to ensure accountability, and the obligation to protect journalists in their capacity as civilians.

The Security Council also stressed in its statement that it would continue to monitor the situation closely.

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