Pressure is mounting on US President Joe Biden in the absence of an Israeli criminal investigation into the killing of prominent Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh.

The Committee to Protect Journalists – a New York-based press freedoms watchdog – is calling on Biden to “lead a thorough, independent and transparent investigation” into Abu Akleh’s death.

The Secretary of Iran’s High Council for Human Rights, Kazem Gharibabadi, revealed on 25 June that seven countries had participated in the assassination of Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani.

“People have been identified in the UK, the US, Germany, Jordan, and [three others],” Gharibabadi told Iranian media, adding that “everyone who participated in the assassination … should be tried.”

According to the Iranian official, his office has asked the foreign ministry to actively pursue the case with the relevant authorities in these seven countries.

While Twitter routinely bans conservatives, those who challenge the government-sanctioned Covid-19 narrative, or the results of the 2020 US election, threatening to assassinate a Supreme Court justice is just fine.

"I'm going to assassinate supreme court justice Clarence Thomas," tweeted user @redfrnn after Friday's Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade.

Upon reporting the tweet, Twitter said it didn't break the rules.

Twenty-four U.S. senators sent a letter to President Biden on Thursday urging an FBI and State Department investigation of the May 11 killing of Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh in the West Bank. They did so in defiance of the influential American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), which actively lobbied against the letter. 

Turkish court dropped charges against 26 Saudis who had been implicated in the gruesome killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Turkish media reported on Friday. 

Though the Israeli media has long since lost interest in the subject, the global press is unyielding in probing the killing of journalist Shireen Abu Akleh on the outskirts of Jenin a month and a half ago.

On June 5, 1968, a few minutes after midnight, Robert Kennedy was shot and killed at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles while walking through a narrow serving area called “the pantry.” Kennedy had just won the California primary and was on his way to a room where print media reporters were waiting to hear him speak.

According to a CNN report Tuesday, Israel is being tight-lipped with U.S. officials about Iran's accusations that Israel may be involved in many ''targeted killings and other gray-zone operations'' in the nation in recent months.