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The Killing of Shireen Abu Akleh: Tracing a Bullet to an Israeli Convoy

By Raja Abdulrahim, Patrick Kingsley, Christiaan Triebert and Hiba Yazbek

20 Jun 2022 · 9 min read

Editor's Note

A gripping New York Times investigation into the tragic killing of Shireen Abu Akleh, a veteran Palestinian-American television correspondent, who was shot dead in the West Bank in May.

JENIN, West Bank — The journalists thought they were safe.

Several blocks away, a gunfight between Israeli soldiers and Palestinian men had just stopped. Hoping to interview witnesses, the group of reporters headed down the street toward an Israeli military convoy. Among them was Shireen Abu Akleh, a veteran Palestinian American television correspondent.

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