“Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz on Tuesday called the US Justice Ministry’s decision to investigate Abu Akleh’s death “a serious mistake,” adding that Israel would not cooperate with it”

ISRAEL HAYOM (by agreement with JNS)
FBI investigation of IDF ‘undermines the Pentagon’s own conclusions’
Yaakov Lappin
November 17, 2022

A decision by the FBI to investigate the Israel Defense Forces over the May 11 death of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh in Jenin undermines the official positions of the Pentagon and the United States State Department, both of which welcomed the IDF’s own investigation into the matter, an Israeli expert on US-Israeli relations told JNS. Professor Eytan Gilboa of Bar-Ilan University described the decision to launch the investigation as scandalous. “Not only is it a vote of no confidence in the IDF’s investigation, but also in the Pentagon, since the US Coordinator for Israel and the Palestinian Authority, Lt. Gen. Michael R. Fenzel, himself welcomed the IDF’s investigation. So, this activity by the FBI is undercutting the US’s own position,” he said. READ MORE

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