Palestinians must hand over bullet that killed journalist to US, official says

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The Palestinian Authority will hand over the bullet that killed Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh during an Israeli operation in the occupied West Bank last month to US authorities, a Palestinian official said on Saturday.

“We agreed to transfer the bullet to the Americans for examination,” Akram al-Khatib, the Palestinian Authority’s attorney general, told Reuters without providing further details.

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Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh died on May 11 this year after being shot in a clash in the West Bank.

According to other Al Jazeera journalists, Shireen was hit on the head by Israeli forces attacking Jenin, the third largest city in the West Bank. The reporter was taken to hospital in critical condition and did not survive her injuries.

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“Shireen Abu Akleh was covering the events in Jenin, specifically an Israeli invasion of the city in the northern West Bank, when she was hit by a bullet in the head,” said Al Jazeera journalist Nida Ibrahim. “As you can imagine, this is a shock to the journalists who worked with her.”

Emotional Ibrahim said Shireen was a “very respected journalist” who had worked at the paper since the Second Palestinian Intifada in 2000.

Another journalist, Ali Samoudi, who works for the Palestinian newspaper Quds, was also shot but is in stable condition, the Palestinian Ministry of Health said.

The head of Al Jazeera’s Ramallah office, Walid al-Omary, said at the time that there had been no shooting by Palestinians.

Source: CNN Brasil

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