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US demands ‘immediate and thorough’ probe of journalist’s death in Jenin

Jacob Magid is The Times of Israel's US correspondent based in New York

State Department spokesman Ned Price speaks during a news conference at the State Department, Thursday, March 10, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, Pool)
State Department spokesman Ned Price speaks during a news conference at the State Department, Thursday, March 10, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, Pool)

The US demands an “immediate and thorough” investigation into the killing of American-Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh during an IDF raid in the West Bank city of Jenin.

“We are heartbroken by and strongly condemn the killing,” says US State Department spokesman Ned Price.

“Those responsible must be held accountable,” he tweets, stopping short of assigning blame.

“Her death is an affront to media freedom everywhere.”

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