According to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, the bullets that killed the renowned Al-Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh originated from the Israeli side (OHCHR).
“All information we have gathered… is consistent with the conclusion that the gunfire that killed Abu Akleh and injured her colleague Ali Sammoudi were fired by Israeli Security Forces and not by armed Palestinians firing indiscriminately,” the OHCHR stated in a statement.
“We have discovered no evidence that armed Palestinians were in the immediate area of the journalists,” the report stated, adding that it was “very distressing” that Israeli officials had not yet opened a criminal inquiry into the incident.
On May 11, Abu Akleh, 51, was shot and killed while covering an Israeli military raid near the Jenin refugee camp in the occupied West Bank. According to Palestinian sources and Al Jazeera, she was slain by Israeli forces.
For its part, Israel denied any responsibility and demanded a joint probe with Palestinians, a proposal that was rejected by the Palestinian leadership.