Biden holds firm on refusal to open new Abu Akleh probe, despite push from Democrats

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Biden holds firm on refusal to open new Abu Akleh probe, despite push from Democrats
Official says US reviewed Israeli, Palestinian investigations for State Department inquiry into reporter’s killing, will not gather evidence or question those involved directly
By Jacob Magid
23 July 2022

The Biden administration will not open a new investigation into the killing of Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, a senior US official told The Times of Israel on Thursday, despite efforts by some Democratic lawmakers to reopen the issue. Washington announced earlier this month after reviewing evidence that it was not possible to definitively determine who killed the reporter and that there was no reason to believe the shooting was deliberate but said the Israeli army was likely responsible.

The July 4 announcement by the State Department came after US Security Coordinator in Jerusalem General Mike Fenzel reviewed both Israeli and Palestinian investigations, and ballistic experts from his office examined the bullet that killed Abu Akleh, which was too damaged to draw a definitive conclusion.

more............ https://www.timesofisrael.com/biden...-abu-akleh-probe-despite-push-from-democrats/
 
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