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Initial IDF probe says Israeli troops did not fire at Abu Akleh — report

Palestinian gunmen in Jenin after the death of Shireen Abu Akleh, May 11, 2022. (Nasser Ishtayeh/Flash90)
Palestinian gunmen in Jenin after the death of Shireen Abu Akleh, May 11, 2022. (Nasser Ishtayeh/Flash90)

An initial investigation by the IDF into the death of reporter Shireen Abu Akleh in Jenin this morning says she was likely near armed terrorists, and Israeli troops did not fire at her.

The troops from the elite Duvdvan unit say they did not see Abu Akleh or fire at her, the Walla news site reports.

The investigation says she appeared to have been standing near Palestinian gunmen who were shooting at IDF troops, the report says.

The Israeli troops responded with precise gunfire, which was determined by the number of rounds fired and their location, the report says.

Israeli investigators believe the Palestinian gunmen fired around 1,000 rounds at Israeli troops using various weapons.

The IDF has not ruled out the possibility that an Israeli bullet killed Abu Akleh.

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