The Israeli army says its soldier probably killed an Al Jazeera journalist by mistake


TEL AVIV — An Israeli soldier likely shot and killed Palestinian-American Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh in May, the Israeli military said Monday, after coming under pressure from the United States to publishes the results of its investigation into his murder.

The death of Ms Abu Akleh, known in the Arab world for her coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, has sparked a storm of criticism of the Israeli military and calls for accountability. Israeli officials initially said they could not determine who killed Ms Abu Akleh after a routine arrest operation turned into a heated urban battle with Palestinians in a crowded area of ​​the city of Jenin in West Bank.


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