Today, Tuesday, the US administration welcomed the conclusion of the investigation into the murder of journalist Sherine Abu Aqleh, stressing the need to hold the perpetrators to account.
On Monday, the Israeli army announced the results of the investigation into the murder of Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Aqleh, suggesting that she had been killed by “wrong shots” at one of her soldiers, while shooting at those who were identified as Palestinian militants in the weather.
The results of the aforementioned investigation also opened up another possibility, that Abu Aqila had been killed by Palestinian gunmen.
The bullet that hit Abu Aqila, at the beginning of last July, was subjected to a “ballistic” examination in the forensic laboratory, by Israeli professional bodies assisted by specialized American representatives, by the American security coordinator between Israel and the Palestinian Authority.
Commenting on the Israeli army statement, the Abu Aqleh family said in a statement: “Israel issued a statement that tried to hide the truth and avoid responsibility for the murder of Shireen Abu Aqleh.”
“We remain deeply distressed, frustrated and disappointed,” the statement continued. Since Shireen’s murder, our family has called for a comprehensive, independent, and credible American investigation that leads to accountability, the very least the US government should do with one of its citizens.
He continued: “Since Israel cannot be held responsible, we are also pressing for the International Criminal Court to carry out a thorough investigation.”