Palestinian report says Israel deliberately killed Al Jazeera's Shireen Abu Aqla

Palestinian report says Israel deliberately killed Al Jazeera's Shireen Abu Aqla

May 27, 2022 by BBC News - Home

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  • By Raffi Berg BBC News Image source, EPA Image caption, Shireen Abu Aqla's killing drew outrage and condemnation around the world A Palestinian investigation has concluded that Al Jazeera reporter Shireen Abu Aqla was intentionally shot dead by an Israeli soldier.
  • At a news conference on Thursday in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Palestinian Attorney General Akram al-Khatib said the bullet that killed Abu Aqla was a 5.56mm (0.219 inch) round with a steel component used by Nato forces.
  • Abu Aqla, who was wearing a protective vest with the word "Press" on it as well as a helmet, was shot in a road near where a gun-battle had taken place between Israeli forces and Palestinian militants.
  • Mr Khatib said the Palestinian investigation had established that an Israeli soldier shot directly at Abu Aqla, hitting her in the head while she was trying to escape.

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