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AlJazeera release photograph of bullet that killed Shireen Abu Akleh

Jerusalem24 – AlJazeera has obtained a photograph of the bullet that killed its correspondent Shireen Abu Akleh in the course of its own investigation into the killing.

The photograph that has been made public for the first time shows the type of ammunition used to kill Abu Akleh, and in accordance with the findings of the Palestinian Authority’s investigation into the killing of Abu Akleh, the green-tipped bullet was designed to pierce armor and is used in M4 rifles.

AlJazeera added that the round was extracted from her head.

In its investigation, AlJazeera said that the bullet was analyzed using 3D models, and according to experts, it was a 5.56mm caliber – the same used by Israeli forces and manufactured in the United States.

The bullet remains in the custody of the Palestinian Authority, which has refused to hand it over to the Israelis.

Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh recently demanded the Israelis hand over the weapon that killed Abu Akleh.

Abu Akleh was shot and killed on 11 May while covering an Israeli army raid in the Jenin refugee camp in the occupied West Bank.

Hundreds of people attended a memorial on Saturday in East Jerusalem to mark 40 days since her killing.

Nadeen Alshaer

Alshaer is a Palestinian journalist, a Birzeit University graduate with a B.A. in TV and Radio Broadcasting Journalism. Alshaer has 6 years of experience in journalism. She currently works as a reporter, editor and presenter/producer for PBC-Palestine TV and Jerusalem24 radio. She’s a UN and Kelley School of Business alumna.

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