News ID: 103930
Publish Date : 21 June 2022 - 21:22

NEW YORK (Dispatches) – The New York Times is the latest U.S. news agency to conclude that Palestinian journalist, Shireen Abu Akleh, was most likely killed by a Zionist trooper.
A month-long investigation by The Times found that the bullet that killed Abu Akleh was fired from the approximate location of the Zionist regime’s military convoy, most likely by a soldier from an elite unit.
Evidence reviewed by The Times debunked Zionist claims, and showed that there were no armed Palestinians near Abu Akleh when she was shot. The occupation regime had tried to pin the blame on Palestinians by swiftly releasing a video that went viral. The Times investigation contradicts what now clearly appears to be an Israeli fabrication, and shows that no Palestinian gunman was in the vicinity.
In total, 16 shots were fired from the location of the regime’s convoy, as opposed to the regime’s claims that the soldier had fired five bullets in the journalists’ direction. The Times investigation found that, while no video has emerged that shows the fatal moment, video taken in the seconds before and after the killing of Abu Akleh shows that the elite Zionist troops were the only ones capable of killing her.
None of the evidence reviewed by The Times was able to connect Palestinian gunmen with the shooting. Critically, the aural analysis of the gunfire suggested that all 16 bullets were fired from the approximate location of the Israeli vehicle. The occupying regime’s own preliminary investigation found that an unidentified Zionist soldier fired five bullets.
Palestinian officials accused the regime of killing Abu Akleh intentionally, citing the fact that she had been shot in the head from behind, while wearing a vest that identified her as a journalist.
In a rare admission of the occupying regime’s impunity, The Times conceded that Palestinian deaths rarely attract international scrutiny, and the troops accused of crimes against Palestinians in the occupied West Bank are rarely convicted.
With The Times reporting the results of its findings, there is a growing consensus amongst major U.S. new agencies that Abu Akleh was killed by a Zionist trooper. The Associated Press, Washington Post and CNN have also reached the same conclusion, as have many others.

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