Statement of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem on the death of Shereen Abu Aqleh

  • Date: 2022-05-12

The Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem expresses its shock at the death of the Palestinian reporter Shereen Abu Aqleh who, according to eyewitnesses, has been killed by the Israeli army, during coverage of the Israeli army’s storming of Jenin camp on Wednesday morning, May 11, 2022.

We ask for a thorough and urgent investigation of all the circumstances of her killing and for bringing those responsible to justice.

This blatant tragedy brings back to human conscience the need to find a just solution to the Palestinian conflict, which refuses to enter oblivion although 74 years have passed since the Nakba.

We pray for the rest of Shereen's soul, who was an example of duty and a strong voice for her people, and ask God to grant her brother and relatives the consolation of faith. We pray that the Palestinian people find their way to freedom and peace.

We pray for the recovery of journalist Ali Samouri, who was also injured while performing his duty, and for all journalists in the world who courageously perform their work.