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Shireen Abu Akleh’s Niece Says Biden “Isn’t Upholding the Values That He Continues to Preach”

HeadlineSep 02, 2022

The niece of a Palestinian American journalist who was shot dead by Israeli troops is demanding the Biden administration launch a formal independent investigation into her killing. On May 11, Shireen Abu Akleh was wearing a press uniform while reporting on an Israeli army raid in the occupied West Bank when she was fatally shot in the head. Several media organizations, including CNN, The New York Times and Al Jazeera, have all determined the Israeli military killed Abu Akleh. Her niece, Lina Abu Akleh, spoke from the National Press Club Thursday after it honored Shireen with a posthumous award. Lina said President Joe Biden has done nothing to hold Israel accountable for her aunt’s killing.

Lina Abu Akleh: “He still has not taken action. He continues to ignore the importance of this case. And most importantly, he isn’t upholding the values that he continues to preach.”

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