Palestinian authority hands bullet that killed Al Jazeera journalist to US

The Palestinian Authority handed the bullet that killed Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh to US forensic experts on Saturday as it seeks to prove that it was fired by an Israeli soldier.

The Palestinian Authority was assured that no modifications would be made to the bullet that killed Abu Akleh during an Israeli raid in the occupied West Bank, and that it would be returned as soon as the assessment was complete, Palestinian Attorney General Akram al-Khatib told AFP.

The Palestinian Authority gave the green light to hand over the bullet to the US, but not to Israel, the Palestinians’ official Wafa news agency reported.

The Palestinian-American journalist, who was wearing a vest marked “Press” and a helmet, was killed on May 11 while covering an Israeli army operation in Jenin camp in the northern West Bank.

The official Palestinian investigation found that the Qatar-based TV channel’s star reporter was killed after being hit by a bullet just below her helmet.

It found that Abu Akleh was killed with a 5.56 millimeter armor-piercing round fired from a Ruger Mini-14 rifle.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken had promised in June to pursue accountability over the killing of Abu Akleh wherever the facts might lead.

“We are looking for an independent, credible investigation. When that investigation happens, we will follow the facts, wherever they lead,” Blinken said in a statement.

People mourn the death of killed journalist Shireen Abu Akleh during her funeral in the West Bank city of Jenin, on May 11, 2022.(Photo: Xinhua)

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