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Israel Says IDF Soldiers COULD HAVE Accidentally Killed a Palestinian Journalist

Israel Defense Forces gunfire could have accidentally killed veteran Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh earlier this season while she was reporting in the West Bank.

In accordance with CBN News, the IDF said there exists a high possibility that Shireen was killed on, may 11 during an Israeli counterterrorism raid in the Palestinian refugee camp.

Shireen was a Christian and was wearing a helmet and vest that had the term PRESS onto it.

The IDF had said she was likely killed by Israeli gunfire, however the report said it isn’t possible to unequivocally determine the foundation of the gunfire which hit Ms. Abu Akleh.

However, there exists a high possibility that Ms. Abu Akleh was accidentally hit by IDF gunfire that has been fired toward suspects defined as armed Palestinian gunmen, during an exchange of fire where life-risking, widespread and indiscriminate shots were fired toward IDF soldiers.

The report also said it had been possible that armed Palestinian gunmen could have shot her.

No Israeli soldiers will undoubtedly be held legally in charge of her death.

Palestinian witnesses who say they saw the shooting, Palestinian officials and Abu Aklehs family, however, all say she was intentionally killed.

In addition they reject assertions that she was killed throughout a firefight between IDF soldiers and Palestinian gunmen, claiming that video shows that the region was quiet before she was shot.

Us isn’t surprised by this outcome since its obvious to anyone who Israeli war criminals cannot investigate their very own crimes, the household said in a statement. However, we remain deeply hurt, frustrated, and disappointed.

Nabil Abu Rdeneh, a spokesman for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, said the announcement was another Israeli try to evade responsibility on her behalf killing.

Abu Aklehs former employer, Al Jazeera, also said it didnt believe the IDF statement and investigation results, calling it an obvious try to circumvent the opening of a criminal investigation.

Aviv Kohavi, IDF chief of staff, called the death a devastating incident and said the military takes great efforts to avoid the deaths of journalists.

Photo courtesy: Getty Images/Liorpt

Amanda Casanova is really a writer surviving in Dallas, Texas. She’s covered news for since 2014. She’s also contributed to The Houston Chronicle, U.S. News and World Report and She blogs at The Migraine Runner.

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