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Senators seek answers on US review of Shireen Abu Akleh's death

Senators Van Hollen, Leahy, Murphy and Durbin said the US review “hardly constitutes an independent investigation into the overall circumstances of her killing.”
This picture taken on July 6, 2022, shows a mural depicting slain Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh.

On the eve of President Joe Biden’s closely watched visit to Israel and the West Bank, a group of Democratic senators demanded accountability for the killing of Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, whom US investigators concluded most likely died by Israeli gunfire. 

The State Department said on July 4 that US officials had determined that a bullet fired from Israeli military lines was “likely responsible” for Abu Akleh's shooting death. The United States Security Coordinator, which oversees security ties between Israel and the Palestinians, found "no reason to believe” Israel intentionally targeted the journalist. 

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