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Israel rejects US plan to investigate death of Palestinian journalist

The outgoing and incoming Israeli leaderships agree that Israel will not allow the FBI to investigate the death of Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh.
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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.

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