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Israel exonerates itself of killing Palestinian journalist

Shireen Abu Akleh news

A probe claims the IDF did not intentionally kill an Al-Jazeera journalist, though the US State Department is not so sure.

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has concluded there is no way its soldiers “deliberately” fired at Palestinian Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, who was shot and killed on May 11 while covering an IDF raid on the Palestinian city of Jenin in the West Bank. The Israeli military claimed it had assembled a multidisciplinary task force to “reconstruct and model the circumstances of the incident as accurately as possible,” in a statement issued on Monday.

However, the Israeli statement seemingly contradicts the conclusions of the US State Department, which found the IDF had likely killed Abu Akleh “unintentionally,” but argued there was no way to be sure of the gunman’s intention. State Department spokesman Ned Price confirmed that “gunfire from IDF positions was likely responsible for the death of Shireen Abu Akleh.”

Washington’s investigators had conducted a ballistic analysis which found the bullet too “badly damaged” to reach a “clear conclusion.” Their evaluation of IDF and Palestinian Authority (PA) investigations led them to reach the conclusion that Israeli gunfire had killed the journalist.

When the PA refused to allow Israel to examine the bullet that killed Abu Akleh, reasoning that the country has an abysmal record of investigating shootings of Palestinians by Israelis due to an inherent conflict of interest, the US stepped up to examine the bullet instead. However, Israel retained custody of the rifle determined to have fired the bullet.

An apparent compromise was reached, by which the US Security Coordinator (USSC) for Israel and the Palestinian Authority received the bullet from the Palestinians and conducted the ballistic examination in Israel. However, Israeli experts were the ones to “determine the connection between the bullet and the weapon from which it was fired,” according to the IDF statement. While representatives from the USSC were allegedly present throughout the entire process, it was not clear whether the PA had been given the opportunity to sign off on allowing the Israelis the key role in the probe, given their previous opposition to allowing them access to the bullet.

With a visit by US President Joe Biden to Israel and the West Bank less than two weeks away, Price was careful to qualify the State Department’s conclusions by suggesting that the USSC found no reason to believe the shooting had been intentional, “but rather the result of tragic circumstances during an IDF-led military operation against factions of Palestinian Islamic Jihad.”

The journalist’s family was disgusted by the US’ refusal to condemn Israel, declaring they were “incredulous” regarding the supposedly inconclusive results given the many eyewitness accounts of the shooting. They also demanded to know the extent to which US funds “were involved” in her killing.

“To say that this investigation, with its total lack of transparency, undefined goals and support for Israel’s overall position is a disappointment would be an understatement,” they said in a statement posted to Twitter on Monday.

“The truth is that the Israeli military killed Shireen according to policies that view all Palestinians – civilian, press or otherwise – as legitimate targets,” the statement read, accusing the US probe of “parsing over barely-relevant details and then assuming good faith on behalf of a recalcitrant and hostile occupying power.” The family vowed to seek justice from the United Nations and International Criminal Court instead.

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  1. Could we have expected anything less from these little Zio-Communist Noahide shits?
    After all, they have NEVER apologised for the USS Liberty murders…!
    Note to US Taxpayers; stop paying taxes as your tax money is going to two Noahide Zionist States; Israel and Ukraine!

  2. And why shouldn’t they? the whole Western world has given them a pass for every other shit thing they have done.

  3. Israel exonerates itself…
    Just like it’s doing in attacking ethnic Russians Orthodox Christians in eastern Ukraine over the last 8 years, killing 14,000 people!
    & they are doing this via the last two J3wi$h ‘Presidents’ Poroshenko (a former candy salesman) and Zelenskyy (a former show clown) in the Zio-Communist attack on Russia via a Proxy War, as per Talmudic teachings.
    Until the Zionist/Communist Talmudic Khazarian elements are flushed out of Banking, Governments, Media, Education and ‘Entertainment’, these carte blanc behaviours of ‘Is-Ra-El’ (Is=Isis, Ra= Sun God, El=Saturn) will continue unabated, along with Mossad assassinations (Israel leads the world in assassinations) and the briberies, blackmailing and compromising the world’s politicians (poli=politic, tic =parasitism, ians=en masse).

  4. Remember the uproar for months when Arab Journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered, on the orders of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman (MBS)?
    While Al-Jazeera is staying on top of Shareen Abyu Akleh being deliberately targeted for assassination, the J3wi$h- controlled MSM is ignoring this, similar to what it has done with the assassination of Ballistic Engineer Gerald Bull, Yassar Arafat, the murder of Americans on board the deliberately attacked USS Liberty, and the constant random killings of Israeli Death Squads operating worldwide against anyone who speaks out against Israel and the hideous ops conducted under Talmudic and Noahide Law modus operandi.
    Saudi Arabia and Israel are interlinked with one another, and thrive off of their ‘business dealings’ involving oil by the Saudis, and Intelligence / military backing by Israel, especially against Iran, where Global Banking isn’t operating under the rule of the Zionists.
    The hypocrisy is amazing, but expected given what runs the governments, media, banking, and various elements of the world’s military elements…!
    Remember when Al-Jazeera was speaking out about Israeli influences in many areas? Saudi Arabia and a few other Arab Nations then set-up a blockade to Qatar and Doha (where Al-Jazeera is headquartered) and the blockade of land and air was only lifted after Al-Jazeera changed it’s reporting profile, to not be so critical of Israel and it’s proven infiltrations into many governments, intelligence agencies, and economies.


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