Days of Palestine

Wednesday, May 31

Two US Media Outlets Confirm Palestinian Journalist Abu Akleh was Killed by Israeli Occupation

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Two major American media outlets confirmed that Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh was killed by Israeli occupation gunfire.

CNN said that an investigation it has carried into the incident “offers new evidence — including two videos of the scene of the shooting — that there was no active combat, nor any Palestinian militants, near Abu Akleh in the moments leading up to her death.”

It said that videos obtained by CNN, “corroborated by testimony from eight eyewitnesses, an audio forensic analyst and an explosive weapons expert, suggest that Abu Akleh was shot dead in a targeted attack by Israeli forces.”

Meanwhile, the Associated Press said that the bullet that killed Abu Akleh came from an Israeli gun.

“Almost two weeks after the death of the veteran Palestinian-American reporter for Al Jazeera, a reconstruction by The Associated Press lends support to assertions from both Palestinian authorities and Abu Akleh’s colleagues that the bullet that cut her down came from an Israeli gun.”

Abu Akleh, an American citizen who has been working with Al Jazeera for more than two decades, was covering an Israeli raid on Jenin refugee camp on 11 May 2022 when she was killed by Israeli occupation soldiers.