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"Journalist Abu Akleh was deliberately shot by the bullet of a sniper in the occupation army” lies PA

Headline: “The [PA] president received the investigation file on the murder of journalist Abu Akleh: She was deliberately shot by the bullet of a sniper in the occupation army”



“[PA] President Mahmoud Abbas received the report published by the Palestinian [PA] general prosecutor’s office regarding the investigation of the murder of journalist Shireen Abu Akleh (see note below -Ed.).

This took place yesterday, Thursday [May 26, 2022], when the president received [PA] General Prosecutor Akram Al-Khatib at the [PA] presidential headquarters in Ramallah.

The report prepared by the general prosecutor’s office concluded that the bullet that struck the head of journalist Abu Akleh and caused her death as a Martyr is of an armor-piercing type and bears characteristics of a sniper’s weapon.

At a press conference he held yesterday at the presidential headquarters in Ramallah regarding the details of Martyr Shireen’s murder investigation, Al-Khatib explained that the detailed report that he prepared regarding the crime of Martyr Abu Akleh’s murder confirms that one of the Israeli occupation soldiers shot Abu Akleh and wounded her in the head while she attempted to flee to protect herself (sic., there is no evidence Israel killed Abu Akleh, and ample reason to believe indiscriminate fire by Palestinian terrorists killed her). He noted that the fire towards the journalists was direct and deliberate. He also explained that the many bullet remains at the site of Abu Akleh’s death as a Martyr prove the intent to kill, and he noted that what strengthens this is the fact that the occupation soldiers continued to shoot at everyone who attempted to reach Abu Akleh to help and aid her.”



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.

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