Al Jazeera obtains photo of bullet that killed Abu Akleh, funeral misconduct revealed
June 17, 2022
An image of the bullet used to kill Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh has been obtained by the network following an investigation, Al Jazeera reported on Thursday. The photograph for the first time shows the type of ammunition used to kill the longtime Palestinian correspondent in the West Bank last month, the network said. Al Jazeera reported that the bullet, extracted from her head, has a green tip. A Palestinian official told the network the government will keep the bullet for further investigation. Police acted with misconduct when beating the pallbearers at the funeral for Abu Akleh, who was killed days earlier during an IDF operation in the West Bank city of Jenin. READ MORE
AL JAZEERA Al Jazeera obtains image of bullet that killed its journalist The green-tipped bullet was analysed using 3D models and, according to experts, it was 5.56mm calibre – the same used by Israeli forces. The round was designed and manufactured in the United States, experts said.