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The Takeaway: Shireen Abu Akleh’s killing looms over Biden trip to Israel, West Bank

A hedging US response to the Palestinian-American journalist's killing reinforces beliefs about favoritism for those living in the West Bank and Gaza.

Our take: Accusations that the US has “whitewashed” Israel’s role in the journalist's killing could overshadow Biden’s West Bank visit.

On Monday, the State Department said that Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh “likely” died by Israeli gunfire while she was covering an early morning raid in the West Bank city of Jenin on May 11.

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