Days of Palestine

Haaretz: Israeli Soldier Opened Fire at Abu Akleh, Killed Her

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Days of Palestine – Jerusalem

An Israeli occupation military officer told Haaretz Hebrew newspaper that an Israeli soldier seemed to have had fired at the Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh and killed her.

The officer added that an Israeli soldier sitting in an army vehicle with a rifle equipped with a telescopic lens fired at Abu Akleh from 190 meters and killed her.

During his subsequent interrogation, the soldier claimed he did not know he shot at Abu Akleh when he fired, had not seen her, and did not know her identity.

This came as international condemnation of Shireen’s killing has been growing.

Al-Jazeera journalist was shot and killed by Israeli occupation soldiers while covering a military raid into the Jenin refugee camp.  The killing has triggered global condemnation and grief.