Israeli inquiry into Shireen Abu Akleh killing draws condemnation

Palestinian officials, rights advocates, and family of slain Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh slam findings of Israeli army’s inquiry.

This handout file picture obtained from a former colleague of Al-Jazeera's late veteran TV journalist Shireen Abu Aqleh (Akleh), shows her reporting for the Qatar-based news channel from Jerusalem on May 22, 2021.
Abu Akleh was killed on May 11 while covering an Israeli raid in the occupied West Bank city of Jenin, despite wearing a helmet and flak jacket clearly marked ‘PRESS’ [File: AFP]

Palestinian officials, human rights campaigners, and the family of Shireen Abu Akleh have criticised the Israeli military investigation, which said there is a “high possibility” that the Al Jazeera journalist was “accidentally hit” by an Israeli soldier.