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Preliminary investigation into the death of Al Jazeera’s Shireen Abu Akleh is inconclusive, Israel says MPNRC News

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Preliminary investigation into the death of Al Jazeera’s Shireen Abu Akleh is inconclusive, Israel says

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Al-Jazeera reporter Shireen Abu Akleh (Photo Credits: @just_politics01)

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Jerusalem: The Israeli military says its preliminary investigation into the killing of an Al Jazeera journalist this week was unable to determine whether he was killed by Israeli or Palestinian gunfire.

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In a statement released on Friday, when Shirin Abu Aqleh was to be buried in Jerusalem, the military said it was unable to determine who fired the fatal shot during a military raid in the occupied West Bank city of Jenin two days ago.

It said Palestinian gunmen were active in the area and fired repeatedly and recklessly towards an Israeli military vehicle 200 meters (yards) from where it was hit, and Israeli troops retaliated. The army says that without a ballistic analysis of the bullet that fired it, it is not known who fired the bullet.

The Palestinian Authority, which has the bullet, has accused Israel of deliberately killing Abu Akleh and has rejected Israel’s call for a joint investigation. Palestinian journalists accompanying Abu Akleh at the time said there were no Palestinian gunmen or conflict in the immediate area.

“The conclusion of the interim investigation is that it is not possible to trace the source of the fire that struck and killed the reporter,” the military says.

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