The Palestinian Authority has handed the bullet that killed outstanding Palestinian-American Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh to US authorities for forensic examination, a Palestinian official stated on Saturday.
Abu Akleh was killed on May 11 whereas protecting an Israeli army raid within the Palestinian metropolis of Jenin within the occupied West Bank. Her demise sparked Palestinian outrage and worldwide condemnation.
“The relevant parties in the state of Palestine agreed to allow the US side to conduct ballistic works on the bullet. It was handed over to them,” Akram al-Khatib, General Prosecutor for the Palestinian Authority, stated in an announcement revealed by the official Palestinian information company WAFA.
There was no fast remark from US diplomatic officers in Jerusalem.
The Israeli army, prime minister’s workplace and protection ministry didn’t instantly remark when requested whether or not Israel can be cooperating with the US investigation and, if that’s the case, how.
Defense Minister Benny Gantz stated in May that Israel was “prepared to conduct an investigation in collaboration with international actors.”
After its personal investigation, the Palestinian Authority stated Abu Akleh had been shot by an Israeli soldier in a “deliberate murder”.
Israel has denied the allegations and says it’s persevering with its personal investigation.
But it says it can not decide whether or not she was shot unintentionally by an Israeli soldier or by a Palestinian throughout an change of fireplace with out analyzing the bullet to see if it matches an Israeli army rifle.
US President Joe Biden is anticipated to fulfill individually with Palestinian and Israeli leaders throughout a go to to the area on July 13-16.
Video footage confirmed that Abu Akleh, 51, was carrying a blue vest clearly marked “Press” when she was shot.
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