The New York Times suggests that Shireen Abu Akleh was shot dead by an Israeli soldier after recognizing her

The New York Times reported that Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh was likely killed by an Israeli soldier, confirming that no Palestinian militants were near her at the time of the shooting.

The American newspaper said the evidence it reviewed showed that there were no Palestinian gunmen near Abu Akleh when she was shot, contradicting Israeli claims that if the soldier killed her by mistake, it was because he had shot at a Palestinian militant.

The newspaper’s investigation also found that 16 bullets were fired from the Israeli position, contrary to Israel’s claims that the soldier fired five bullets at the journalists, noting that no evidence was found that the person who opened fire recognized Shireen Abu Akleh and personally targeted her.

Source: The New York Times

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