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.
This morning, B’Tselem’s field researcher in Jenin documented the exact locations in which the Palestinian gunman depicted in a video distributed by the Israeli army, fired, as well as the exact location in which Journalist Shireen Abu Akleh was killed. pic.twitter.com/6VbEJJuF7z
— B’Tselem בצלם بتسيلم (@btselem) May 11, 2022
“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:No official Israeli comment has been released at the time of publication.