Israel's impunity is boosted by the US whitewash of Shireen Abu Akleh's killing

The Palestinian Authority's refusal to hand over the bullet which killed Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh was short lived. So was any hypothetical expectation of justice from an Israeli investigation supervised by the US. According to the Israel Defence Forces (IDF), Israeli soldiers did not fire deliberately at Abu Akleh in Jenin on 11 May, thus refuting accusations of her death being an extrajudicial killing. Moreover, the IDF stated that the source of fire "could not be determined based on the available information." The US State Department's press release on this matter boosts Israeli impunity. The forensic tests were performed at the Israeli police lab in Jerusalem, in the presence of a US security coordinator and an expert on ballistics. … Continue reading Israel's impunity is boosted by the US whitewash of Shireen Abu Akleh's killing