A Journalist's Death

(Jerusalem Post) Editorial - The killing of veteran Al Jazeera reporter Shireen Abu Akleh during a firefight between IDF soldiers and Palestinians in Jenin is a tragedy. Some are wildly casting blame on Israel before an investigation has even begun. The Palestinians are not willing to cooperate with Israel in a joint investigation. Palestinians and their supporters immediately drew the conclusion that Israel killed her - and did so intentionally - without any physical evidence. A fairly simple joint pathological investigation - clarifying the bullet type and the angle of the bullet entry wound - would go a long way toward determining who fired the fatal shot. But the Palestinians are not interested. What they are interested in now is the propaganda value that can be culled from the killing of a well-known journalist. An investigation could muddle up their narrative.

2022-05-12 00:00:00

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