IDF Releases Bodycam Footage, Says It Will Investigate Journalist's Death

Israel Defense Forces (IDF) released bodycam footage showing soldiers amid gunfire in Jenin, the West Bank, on Wednesday, and said it was investigating the shooting death of Shireen Abu Akleh, a veteran Al Jazeera journalist, in the area.

Palestinian officials confirmed the death of Abu Akleh on Wednesday morning, accusing “the criminal occupation of Jenin.”

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennet later tweeted that Palestinian gunmen had opened “inaccurate, uncontrolled, and indistinguishable” fire in Jenin.

The IDF said on its website that its forces were present in Jenin on Wednesday and opened fire in response to “dozens” of armed terrorists. In a Twitter thread accompanying the bodycam footage, the force said it was “not possible to determine from which shooting she (Abu Akleh) was hit.” Credit: IDF via Storyful

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