| 17 April 2024, Wednesday |

Palestinians to hand bullet that killed journalist to U.S. for examination

According to a Palestinian source, the Palestinian Authority will turn over the bullet that killed popular Palestinian-American Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh to US authorities for forensic analysis.

On May 11, Abu Akleh was slain while reporting an Israeli military incursion in the occupied West Bank city of Jenin.

Following an inquiry, the Palestinian Authority concluded that she was shot by an Israeli soldier in a “deliberate murder.”

Israel has denied the accusation and says it is continuing its own investigation. But it says it cannot determine whether she was shot accidentally by an Israeli soldier or by a Palestinian militant during an exchange of fire without examining the bullet to see if it matches an Israeli military gun.

  • Reuters