Shavan Jabbarin, Director of the Al-Haq Foundation, said: "According to the preliminary results, Abu Akile was within sight of the Israeli soldiers and was deliberately killed,"

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ERKEN NEWS- A new investigation into the murder of Palestinian journalist Shirin Abu Akile, an experienced field reporter for Al Jazeera television, about 4 months ago in the occupied West Bank, revealed that Israeli soldiers deliberately killed the Palestinian journalist.

"Forensic Architecture", a research organization affiliated with the University of London, and the "Research Engineering Unit" affiliated with the Palestinian Al-Haq Institution conducted a joint investigation into the incident.

According to the news of Al Jazeera, as a result of the investigation, "intentional, persistent and repeated fire was opened in the incident, the soldier who opened the fire was in a position to see that the target was journalists, the people around were prevented from giving first aid to Abu Akile and there were no Palestinian gunmen in the area at the time of the shooting. "A number of conclusions have been reached.

In the investigation, it was reported that the images of Al Jazeera and eyewitnesses and the 3D measurement method were used regarding the moment when the journalists were shot at.

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Even while trying to save Abu Aqila, 3 shots were fired.

As a result of simultaneous analysis of all data; The Israeli soldiers fired 3 times, the first 6 shots, the second 7 shots, and the third 3 shots, during the first 6 shots, Al Jazeera employee journalist Ali es-Sumudi was wounded, and Abu Akile was killed in the second fire opened 8 seconds later, Two minutes later, it was revealed that the last 3 shots were fired while a civilian was trying to save Abu Akile.

Israeli soldiers could clearly see journalists

In the investigation, it was stated that the M4 model rifle was used in the incident and that this rifle had a binocular that magnified the target 4 times, in which case the Israeli soldiers could clearly see the journalists and the bullets were aimed at the head area of ​​the targets, which led to the conclusion that this was not meant to scare or injure but to kill. was done.

There were no armed Palestinians in the area.

It was reported that the analyzes made on the sounds of bullets revealed that the source of the fire was the Israeli side, and the images showed that there were no armed Palestinians in the area, and therefore it was understood that there was no situation that would necessitate firing.

"Abu Akile was in sight of Israeli soldiers and was deliberately killed"

Şavan Cebbarin, Director of the Al-Haq Foundation, told Anadolu Agency (AA) that they had collected information and documents for days within the scope of the investigation, that they had viewed the region from the air, and that they had placed many cameras in the region to capture even the smallest detail.

Jabbarin said, "According to the preliminary results, Abu Akile was within sight of the Israeli soldiers and he was killed intentionally. 4 bullets hit the tree near Abu Akile and the distance between the bullets shows that they were not fired randomly, but focused on the target. The longest distance between the points hit by the bullets is 23. centimeters, the others are shorter than that. Our investigation revealed that the bullet that hit Abu Aqila was of the same type as the other 4 bullets and was fired from the same direction." said.

Emphasizing that the joint investigation contains reliable and scientific documents before the International Criminal Court (ICC), Cebbarin said that it is up to the chief prosecutor of the court to open an investigation into the incident by the ICC.

Cebbarin said that Israel closed the investigation door by declaring that "there was no intent in the incident and will not prosecute anyone related to this incident", and this shows that it does not want the truth to be revealed.

Shirin Abu Akile, 51, a veteran field reporter for Al Jazeera television, was killed by Israeli soldiers' fire on May 11, while he was following the Israeli forces' raid on the refugee camp in Jenin in the West Bank.

Journalist Ali es-Sumudi, who was with Abu Akile, was also injured in the back.

Abu Akile's family and lawyers applied to the ICC today to "open an investigation against those responsible for the murder" of the Palestinian journalist.