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B’tselem debunks Israeli forces video

Jerusalem24– Israeli Human rights Organization B’tselem has debunked a video the Israeli military shared on its official Twitter account this morning, which it claimed provided potential evidence that Palestinian gunmen had shot journalist Shireen Abu Akleh.

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett as well as the Israeli Foreign Ministry republished the video on their official Twitter accounts this morning. The video was widely shared and circulated on social media and in Israeli media.

B’tselem documented a walk-through they conducted between the location where the video was filmed and where Abu Akleh was shot, showing a distance of several hundred meters between the two.

“Documentation of Palestinian gunfire distributed by Israeli military cannot be the gunfire that killed Journalist Shireen Abu Akleh,” stated B’tselem.

The organization released the coordinates of both locations, visible on satellite imagery below:

Satellite imagery of Jenin refugee camp [Open source]
No official Israeli comment has been released at the time of publication.

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