US Secretary of State Antony Brinken has urged Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz to expedite an investigation into the murder of Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akure so that the results can be made public.
Israeli diplomatic correspondent Walla NewsBarak Rabid, citing two sources on Monday, said the U.S. government was under pressure from Democrats in the House and Senate to take further steps to clarify the circumstances surrounding the murder of Abu Akuley. Sources said Brinken spoke to Gantz by phone on Saturday and asked when the Israeli military is expected to conclude its “operational investigation” into the killing of Abu Akure and release its final results.
“Blinken urged Gantz to expedite the investigation process, stressing the need to complete the investigation as soon as possible and refer its conclusions to both the U.S. government and the Abu Akure family,” the source added.
Gantz apparently assured Brinken that the final results of the investigation would be made public “within a few weeks”. He said it was “impossible” to identify
Sources noted that Brinken met Abu Ackley’s family two days before the call with Gantz.
according to Walla news, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman met with Israel’s Minister of Public Security Omar Barref during a visit to Washington last weekend. She asked him, “Why was there a delay in completing the investigation and publishing its results?”
Israeli soldiers initially did not shoot Abu Akure, who was covering the military invasion of the city of Jenin, when he was shot in the head while wearing full protective gear that clearly identified him as a journalist. was claiming. Moreover, her army actually claimed that a Palestinian gunman shot her.
However, an independent investigation by the Israeli human rights group B’Tselem CNN The bullet that killed Abu Akure came from the same location where Israeli military snipers were deployed.
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