Shirin Abu Akle: Palestinians will allow US to examine bullet that killed Al Jazeera journalist

An Al Jazeera journalist was killed while covering an Israeli military raid in the West Bank city of Jenin on May 11. The Palestinian Authority refused to hand over the bullet to Israel, saying they could not trust the Israelis to conduct an impartial investigation.

“We will not hand over the bullet that killed Abu Akle to the occupiers, and we agreed that the Americans will conduct a forensic medical examination of the bullet,” Khatib told reporters.

There is evidence that Shirin Abu Akle was killed in a targeted attack by Israeli forces.

The bullet will be examined at the US embassy in Jerusalem, Khatib told CNN. According to him, the Palestinians received “guarantees” from the US that the bullet “would not be delivered to Israel.”

The US Embassy did not immediately respond to CNN’s request for comment. The Israel Defense Forces said they have not yet received a public comment.

A forensic investigation into the bullet has the potential to officially establish who killed Abu Akle.

The Israeli military says it is unclear who fired the fatal shot. AT preliminary investigationthe army said there was a possibility that Abu Akle was hit either by indiscriminate Palestinian fire or by an Israeli sniper about 200 meters (about 656 feet) away in a firefight with Palestinian militants, although neither Israel nor anyone else provided evidence showing that armed Palestinians are in the direct line of fire from Abu Akle.

The Palestinian Authority says there were no militants in the area and an Israeli soldier purposefully targeted her.

Al Jazeera condemned her death as “egregious murder“Israeli forces.
At least five journalistic investigations, including one from CNN, everyone assumed that the fatal shot was fired from a position where Israeli troops were known to be. None of the investigations found any evidence of the presence of Palestinian militants near Abu Akle when she was shot dead.
Abu Akle has been covering the Israeli-Palestinian conflict for two decades and has been favorite in the whole region for her fearless reporting. She was given state funeral at the headquarters of the Palestinian President in Ramallah.

Palestinians, as well as journalists, human rights activists and other leaders around the world, continue to demand responsibility for her murder.