The FBI's reported decision to launch a criminal probe of the May 2022 killing of Palestinian-American Al Jazeera reporter Shireen Abu Akleh during a firefight between Israeli troops and Palestinian gunmen has prompted consternation and anger among Israeli officials.
“This is a very dramatic step. None of us knew about it; we did not see it coming. We did not receive any advance warning from the administration. It simply happened and right now we have no idea what is behind it,” a senior security official told Al-Monitor on condition of anonymity.