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Al Jazeera Rejects Israeli Army Inquiry into Shireen Abu Akleh’s Killing

HeadlineSep 06, 2022

Israel has for the first time admitted its army may have been responsible for the death of Palestinian American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, who was shot in the head in May while covering an Israeli raid on Jenin. On Monday, Israeli authorities said Abu Akleh may have been “accidentally” hit by Israeli troops’ gunfire after they came under fire from Palestinian fighters. Israel says it will not launch a criminal probe into the killing. In Ramallah, Al Jazeera’s West Bank bureau chief rejected the Israeli claims.

Walid al-Omari: “It is clear that they are trying to perpetuate ambiguity and deception on the one hand, while at the same time clear themselves of wrongdoing by claiming that there was an exchange of fire. These are all lies, because all the accounts and videos and witnesses disprove their claims.”

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