Israel's targeted assassinations should become part of mainstream exposure of its violence

Israel's public relations and diplomacy may be running into a few pitfalls, as US mainstream media outlet CNN explicitly called out Israel's responsibility in the killing of Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh. During a recent phone conversation with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid raised objections to the "biased investigation of her [Abu Akleh's] death by the Palestinian Authority as well as the so-called 'investigation' by CNN." CNN's recently published detailed report about Abu Akleh is particularly incriminating. "New evidence suggests Shireen Abu Akleh was killed in targeted attack by Israeli forces," the article's heading partly reads. A British army veteran and security consultant who was one of the analysts contacted by CNN explicitly stated: "The relatively tight grouping of the rounds indicate Shireen was intentionally … Continue reading Israel's targeted assassinations should become part of mainstream exposure of its violence