Shireen Abu Akleh probe could harm Biden-Abbas meeting - analysis

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Shireen Abu Akleh probe could harm Biden-Abbas meeting - analysis
Not holding Israel “fully and directly responsible” for death of Abu Akleh will negatively impact relations between Palestinians and US.
By KHALED ABU TOAMEH
Published: JULY 5, 2022

Palestinian officials on Tuesday accused the US administration of undermining the credibility of the Palestinian Authority, which is facing sharp criticism from many Palestinians for putting its trust in the Americans regarding the investigation into the death of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh. Washington’s refusal to hold Israel “fully and directly responsible” for the death of the Palestinian-American journalist will have a negative impact on relations between the Palestinians and the Biden administration, the officials predicted.

In Ramallah, there is already talk about a “serious crisis” between the PA and the Biden administration that could mar US President Joe Biden’s upcoming visit to Bethlehem and his meeting with PA President Mahmoud Abbas. “The Biden administration deceived us,” said a senior official in Ramallah. “We thought they were going to hold an independent and professional investigation. Instead, they fully endorsed the Israeli narrative.”

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