The 51-year-old Palestinian-American Al Jazeera journalist was a prominent voice across the Arab world
, delivering what many said was “the voice of Palestinian suffering
” and their
“aspirations of freedom.
The circumstances of her death remain unclear. The Palestinian Authority on Thursday denied Israel’s offer of a joint investigation, insisting on an independent process and vowing to try those accused of her killing to the International Criminal Court (ICC).
Palestinian Prime Minister Mohamed Shtayyeh told Al Jazeera on Thursday that the results of their investigation will be released soon and will include the autopsy report.
Israel says it is investigating the death of Abu Akleh. Asked by CNN how she was killed, IDF international spokesperson Amnon Shefler said Thursday “we just don’t know yet” who shot her.
Israeli military investigators confiscated the guns of some IDF troops as part of their inquiry
, reported the Washington Post
木曜日に, citing an unnamed IDF official
. The weapons were taken so that they can be made available for ballistics testing
Givara Al-Buderi, a fellow Al Jazeera correspondent and a close personal friend of Abu Akleh, said she saw the entry wound of a bullet just above the right eyebrow and was told by the doctor that a part of the bullet had remained lodged in Abu Akleh’s skull.
Al-Buderi was called by doctors to help remove Abu Akleh’s clothing and change her for the funeral.
“We took off her clothes and had to put a white dress on her,” Al-Buderi told CNN, “I tried to put my hand behind her head, but there was nothing there.
“I felt around but there was nothing, nothing left.”
With contribution from Nadeen Ebrahim, Mostafa Salem and Celine Alkhaldi in Abu Dhabi.