U.N. special rapporteur says woman accused of murdering neighbor was ‘in shock and upset’ after the shooting and had no recollection of the killing source Al Jazeera English title Woman charged with murdering neighbor after shooting article The woman accused in the killing of her neighbor is ‘in a state of shock and anger’, a U.
Ns special rapporteurs office has said.
The special rapportes spokeswoman said the 29-year-old woman in question is from the West Bank.
The woman is being held at the British High Commission in New York, the spokeswoman said.
U.M. special envoy for Palestinian human rights, Michael Waletzki, said the killing happened in June last year.
The UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions has expressed his condolences for the death of the alleged killer, who has not been identified.
Waletzky said his office has repeatedly asked Israel and the Palestinian Authority to explain how the killing was carried out.
‘The U.R. has asked Israel to provide a copy of the victim’s death certificate, which shows that the person who was killed is not the alleged murderer,’ Waletzkis office said in a statement.
‘We are awaiting an answer.’
The United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights said the death was not a result of torture and did not reflect any attempt to extort money from the victim.
‘Israel has consistently denied that its forces have carried out any such killings, and the allegations against the woman are unfounded,’ the OCHA said in the statement.
The statement said the woman’s husband and other family members had left the scene, but she had not been seen since she left her home in the town of Qalqilya in the occupied West Bank in June 2016.
‘It is unclear whether she has been released from custody since the alleged killing, which may have occurred when she was in a state or unconscious, Waletz said.
Israel’s Channel 2 reported on Thursday that the woman was detained for three months.
Israel and Hamas are officially at war but have fought three wars in the past three decades.
Israel has also carried out a wave of military incursions into Gaza in response to rocket fire from the Palestinian enclave.