Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh killed by an Israeli soldier

Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh

 Shireen Abu Akleh was apparently killed by an Israeli soldier in an attack north of Jenin in the West Bank, but there is no evidence that the al-Jazeera journalist was deliberately shot. This is what emerged from an investigation published by the New York Times, which published a detailed analysis of last month's shootout in Jenin. 

The conclusion was that "the bullet that killed Abu Akleh was fired from the approximate location of an Israeli military convoy, most likely by a soldier from an elite unit". Furthermore, "The Times found no evidence that the person who shot him recognized Abu Akleh and personally targeted him." And then "unable to determine whether The report said the findings contradict some of Israel's claims. 

Evidence examined by the Times showed that there were no armed Palestinians nearby when he was shot. Israel's claim that, if a soldier had killed him by accident, it was because he shot a Palestinian gunman is contradictory, "the newspaper continued." 

The investigation also showed that 16 shots were fired from locations found by the Israeli convoy, contrary to Israel's claim that soldiers had fired five rounds at journalists," the New York Times added.

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