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Palestinians give US team bullets that killed journalists

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A Hamas security officer pulls a picture of slain Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh during a presentation at a graduation ceremony for Al-Rebat College's Police Academy, in Khan Younis, southern Gaza Strip, Thursday, June 30, 2022.
Hamas guards killed Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh in June 2022 The graduation ceremony of the Police Academy of Allibat University in Khan Eunice, southern Gaza Strip, on Thursday 30th.Photo courtesy of Adel Hana/Associated Press

Ramara, West Bank (AP) — Palestine Authorities will give American forensic experts a bullet that killed Al-Jazira journalist Sirene Abu Acre on Saturday to resolve the conflict with Israel over her death investigation.

A well-known veteran correspondent in the Arab world, Abu Acre, attacks Israeli troops on May 11 at the Genin refugee camp on the west bank of the occupied Jordan River. I was hit deadly while reporting.

Palestinians say she was killed in an Israeli fire, along with a colleague of Abu Acre who was with her at the time.

Israeli troops say it is impossible to determine which side killed her without analyzing her bullets as she was involved in the bonfire of a battle with Palestinian militants. say. Palestinians refused to turn the bullet over, saying they did not trust Israel.

Palestinian Attorney General Akram al-Khatib said the bullet was given to US experts "for technical work." He repeated that the Palestinians refused to share bullets with the Israelis.

Al-Khatib said Palestinians welcome the participation of international organizations to "help confirm the truth."

"We are confident and confident in our research and the results we have reached," he said.

It was not immediately clear what American experts could discover without studying Israeli weapons that Israel might have fired. There was no immediate word as to whether Israel would share a rifle.

The Palestinian announcement will be made a little over a week before President Joe Biden's visit to the area.

Palestinian officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were discussing diplomatic issues, which were raised on a phone call between Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Secretary of State Antony Blinken, both resolved. Said he wanted. Problems before Biden's visit.

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