The Chief Military Prosecutor, Maj. Gen. Yifat Tomer-Yerushalmi, will speak this morning (Monday) at a conference of the Bar Association in Eilat regarding the investigation into the circumstances of the death of journalist Sheerin Abu Aqla, who was killed during the battle in Jenin about a week and a half ago.
The IDF noted that the IDF is making every effort to investigate the circumstances of the incident and to understand how Abu Akala was injured. In this context, it was noted that the inability to inspect the bullet, which is being held by the Palestinian Authority, left doubt as to the circumstances of the death. The prosecutor said that “the death of the journalist is an unfortunate event, and the IDF is making every effort to interrogate him and understand how Abu Akala was injured. In the circumstances, the best way to find out how the journalist found her death is to examine the bullet in her body, in a professional ballistic examination. The bullet is being held by the Palestinian Authority, which has not agreed to transfer it for such ballistic inspection, even when it was suggested that the inspection be conducted in the presence of representatives on its behalf. In the absence of the possibility of examining the bullet, doubt remains at this time. ”
Major General Tomer-Yerushalmi also said that despite the challenge, the IDF is making and continues to make efforts to investigate the incident in depth.
The senior officer added that Abu Akala was hit during a shootout, during which hundreds of bullets were fired at IDF forces from a number of hotspots. In these circumstances there is no immediate suspicion of committing a criminal offense, And according to all the information available in relation to the case.
During an IDF operation in Jenin and a nearby refugee camp about a week and a half ago, clashes broke out between the IDF and Border Police forces and rioters in the area. ” Caused a stir around the world and calls to investigate the incident came from various destinations.
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