AMMAN, May 11 (Xinhua) -- Jordan on Wednesday called for a just, transparent and immediate investigation into the killing of Al-Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh to hold perpetrators accountable.
Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi described the killing as a "heinous crime and a flagrant attack on press freedom" during a phone call with his Palestinian counterpart Riyad al-Maliki, according to a statement by Jordanian Foreign Ministry.
Meanwhile, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Haitham Abu Al-Foul denounced targeting of journalists in the occupied Palestinian territories, noting the crime violated international humanitarian law and international conventions and norms.
The Palestinian Health Ministry said Abu Akleh was shot by the Israeli troops in the northern occupied West Bank on Wednesday morning while covering an Israeli military raid and died shortly after.
Israeli army said it has launched an investigation into the incident. ■