Shireen Abu Akleh was killed by a bullet fired from an Israeli rifle, AP reports

Washington, SANA- Almost two weeks after the martyrdom of Palestinian reporter Shireen Abu Akleh, both Palestinian authorities and Abu Akleh’s colleagues affirmed that the bullet that killed her came from an Israeli gun, the Associated Press (AP) reported.

The AP added that multiple videos and photos taken on the morning of May 11 show an Israeli convoy parked just up a narrow road from Abu Akleh, with a clear line of sight.

They show the reporters and other bystanders in real time taking cover from bullets fired from the direction of the convoy.

The only confirmed presence of Palestinian fighters was on the other side of the convoy, some 300 meters (yards) away, mostly separated from Abu Akleh by buildings and walls.

According to the AP, the Israel occupation says at least one militant was between the convoy and the journalists, but it has not provided any evidence or indicated the shooter’s location.

Palestinian witnesses say there were no Palestinian fighters in the area and no gunfire until the barrage that struck Abu Akleh and wounded another reporter.

The Palestinians have refused to hand over the bullet or cooperate with Israel in any way on the investigation, but say they will share the results of their own probe with any other party.

Manar Salameh/Amer.H.Dawa

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