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Journalist Shireen Abu Akleh "was murdered by the Israeli special units" claims PLO, despite having no evidence

Headline: “Al-Sheikh: All the evidence confirms that Shireen Abu Akleh was murdered by the Israeli special units (sic., there is no evidence Israel killed Abu Akleh, and ample reason to believe she was killed by indiscriminate gunfire by Palestinian terrorists)”


"PLO Executive Committee member Hussein Al-Sheikh: ‘We refused the Israeli request for a joint investigation of the murder of journalist Shireen Abu Akleh (see note below -Ed.).’ Al-Sheikh added in his tweet on Twitter: ‘We refused to hand over the bullet that murdered Shireen and we will complete our investigation independently.’”



Hussein Al-Sheikh also serves as Fatah Central Committee member and Head of Civil Affairs in the PA.

Shireen Abu Akleh - 51-year-old Palestinian-American journalist for Al-Jazeera who was shot and killed while covering a gunbattle initiated by Palestinian terrorists who attacked Israeli forces during an operation in Jenin on May 11, 2022. The PA immediately accused Israel of shooting Abu Akleh without providing evidence. Israel rejected the accusation, noting Palestinian terrorists were filmed shooting indiscriminately and saying they had hit an Israeli soldier even though no soldiers were wounded, possibly indicating they had shot Abu Akleh. The PA rejected Israel's request to conduct a joint investigation of the incident, and its request to let it examine the bullet that killed Abu Akleh to determine whether it was fired by Israeli forces. The bullet is of a type used by both Israeli soldiers and Palestinian terrorists. In a press conference following Abu Akleh's autopsy on the day of her death, Head of An-Najah National University’s Forensic Medicine Department Dr. Rayyan Al-Ali said it could not yet be determined which side shot her.