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Friday, December 02, 2022

Israel releases report on the death of journalist Abu Akleh

JERUSALEM ( Associated Press) – The Israeli military on Monday announced the results of its investigation into the shooting of Al Jazeera journalist Shirin Abu Akleh, saying there was a “high probability” that an Israeli soldier killed him by mistake. In May during the raid on the West Bank.

The closest it was to Israel was to take responsibility for the shooting. But in a report that raised as many questions to answer, the military offered no new evidence to support its claim that a Palestinian-American journalist may have been killed by Palestinians during clashes with Israeli troops. . Israel also said that no one would be punished for the incident.

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The conclusion is unlikely to end an issue that has worsened what were already very strained relations between Israel and the Palestinians. The Palestinian authorities and Abu Aqleh’s family both accused the military of evading responsibility for his assassination.

“Our family is not surprised by this result, as it is clear to anyone that Israeli war criminals cannot investigate their crimes. However, we are deeply hurt, disappointed and disappointed,” his family said in a statement. Told.

On May 11, 51-year-old Palestinian-American Abu Akleh was killed while covering an Israeli attack on the Jenin refugee camp in the northern West Bank. The journalist covered the West Bank for Al Jazeera for two decades and was a well-known face throughout the Arab world.

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In a briefing with reporters, a senior Israeli military official said there was a “high probability” that Abu Akle was accidentally shot by an Israeli soldier inside an armored vehicle he thought was was aiming a gun. Terrorist.

“She misidentified him,” the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity under military information guidelines, said. “Their real-time reporting… points to a complete misidentification.”

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