Israel Says Al Jazeera Reporter Likely Killed Unintentionally By Its Army

Abu Akleh, a US-Palestinian citizen, was shot dead on May 11 while covering an Israeli military operation in the volatile town of Jenin in the occupied West Bank in circumstances that remain heavily disputed.

Israel Says Al Jazeera Reporter Likely Killed Unintentionally By Its Army

Palestinians sit in front of a mural depicting Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh

JERUSALEM:

Israeli investigations into the killing of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh concluded that she was likely to have been unintentionally shot by an Israeli soldier but was not deliberately targeted, the military said on Monday.

Abu Akleh, a US-Palestinian citizen, was shot dead on May 11 while covering an Israeli military operation in the volatile town of Jenin in the occupied West Bank in circumstances that remain heavily disputed.

A statement on the investigation published on Monday said "there is a high possibility that Ms Abu Akleh was accidentally hit by IDF gunfire that was fired toward suspects identified as armed Palestinian gunmen". It said it was also possible that she was hit by Palestinian gunmen.

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