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PA welcomes: US Congress presses to investigate Abu Akala's death | Israel Today

2022-05-21T18:10:44.975Z

Dozens of members of Congress have signed a petition calling on the FBI to investigate the case in which the journalist was killed • Israeli Ambassador to the United States: "From the beginning, Israel called for a joint investigation. The Palestinian Authority rejected the possibility and used the death of Abu Akla for an anti-Israel propaganda campaign "• A senior Palestinian Authority official welcomed the decision



American pressure to investigate IDF activity in Jenin:

The US State Department calls for a comprehensive investigation into the killing of the journalist during an exchange of fire in the city between local residents and IDF forces.

Also, 55 members of Congress signed a petition demanding that the FBI investigate the circumstances of Abu Akala's death.

In response, Israel's Ambassador to the United States, Michael (Mike) Herzog, condemned the petition and expressed disappointment with the handling of the issue: And used the death of Abu Akala for an anti-Israel propaganda campaign "

"19 Israeli civilians have been killed in recent weeks in terrorist attacks, many of which originated in Jenin. Israeli security forces have launched an operation in Jenin aimed at thwarting another attack, and Ms. Abu-Akla was killed in an exchange of fire with Islamic Jihad extremists," he continued to defend. On the actions of the defense system.

"I was disappointed to read the letter published by members of Congress regarding the tragic death of Abu Akala. This letter does not faithfully represent the case, and comes to the wrong conclusion about it." 

Mike Herzog: "The PA used the death of Abu Akala for an anti-Israel propaganda campaign", Photo: Dudi Vaknin

Moreover, Herzog expressed the problematic nature of the US decision in light of the lack of cooperation from the Palestinians: "The PA still refuses to allow Israel access to the bullet and thus makes the existence of a comprehensive investigation impossible. The full facts are still unknown. In the death of Mrs. Abu Akla. "

A senior Palestinian Authority official, Hussein Isheikh, welcomed the US State Department's call for a comprehensive and transparent investigation into the incident, after Israel claimed: "It has made a decision to close the investigation into the issue."

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Source: israelhayom

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