Mural of slain Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh
An investigation by Al Jazeera has obtained an image of the bullet used to kill the network’s journalist Shireen Abu Akleh…
According to ballistic and forensic experts, the green-tipped bullet was designed to pierce armour and is used in an M4 rifle. The round was extracted from her head.
The bullet was analysed using 3D models and, according to experts, it was 5.56mm calibre – the same used by Israeli forces. The round was designed and manufactured in the United States, experts said.
Fayez al-Dwairi, a former Jordanian major general, told Al Jazeera the weapon and round used to kill Abu Akleh are regularly carried by Israeli forces.
“When any soldier uses it, he uses it for a definite target – he wants to hunt, he wants to kill … There is no way to use it for another thing.”
Think anyone will be charged, tried, for an “extra-curricular” murder?
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(June 12, 2022): “How Shireen Abu Akleh was killed : A Washington Post review of available visuals, audio and witness statements shows an Israeli soldier likely shot and killed Al Jazeera correspondent Shireen Abu Akleh on May 11 in the West Bank.” https://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/interactive/2022/shireen-abu-akleh-death/
The Palestinian Authority will allow US investigators to examine the bullet that killed Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, PA Attorney General Akram Al Khatib announced Saturday. https://www.cnn.com/2022/07/02/world/shireen-abu-akleh-bullet-us-investigation/index.html
“We will not hand over the bullet that killed Abu Akleh to the occupation, and we have agreed that the Americans will conduct a forensic examination of the bullet,” Khatib told journalists.
The bullet will be examined at the US Embassy in Jerusalem, Khatib told CNN. The Palestinians have received “guarantees” from the US the bullet “would not be delivered to Israel,” he said.
At least five journalistic investigations, including one by CNN, have all suggested the fatal shot came from a position where Israeli troops were known to have been. None of the investigations have found any evidence of Palestinian militants near Abu Akleh when she was shot.