Occupied Jerusalem- The Israeli newspaper, Haaretz, revealed in the late hours of Wednesday evening, details of an Israeli army investigation that does not rule out the responsibility of members of the undercover unit in the occupation army (Dovdovan) for the assassination of fellow Al-Jazeera correspondent Shirin Abu Aqleh.
The Israeli newspaper reported that a preliminary examination of the Israeli army confirmed that members of the “Dovdovan” unit in the Israeli army fired bullets in the Jenin camp towards the northern region, where Shirin Abu Aqleh and the press teams were present.
Following these developments, Amos Harel, a military analyst for the newspaper, reported that in the late hours of the night, intensive contacts took place between Israel and the Palestinian Authority on the issue of whether the bullet removed from Abu Akleh’s body would be examined in Israel.
According to what was stated in the investigation – published by the newspaper – the bullet that hit Shireen Abu Aqleh was 5.56 mm and was fired from an M16 rifle. Dovdovan”, who fired dozens of bullets towards the area where the press teams were located, including Al-Jazeera correspondent Shireen Abu Akleh.
Although the initial examination of the occupation army clarified these details about the bullet that was fired and the gun that was used, this “does not determine the side and the party that fired the fatal bullet,” according to the occupation army, given the use of these guns by both the Israeli army and the armed Palestinian factions in the West Bank, According to the summary of the initial examination of the occupation army.
The Israeli army claimed that during its military operation on the outskirts of Jenin refugee camp, hundreds of shots were fired at its soldiers, who responded to the source of fire, especially at a gunman who was on the roofs of a house, knowing that snipers, when they storm the populated Palestinian areas, take over the roofs of houses and buildings to form a shield. Israeli forces on the ground.
In an effort by the occupation army to repudiate responsibility for the involvement of its members and soldiers in the assassination of Abu Aqila, he claimed through his initial examination that “a Palestinian gunman was seen on the roof of a house, in addition to a gunman and other people who were looking out from a window.”
The initial examination of the occupation army stated that most of the shootings by Israeli soldiers took place in the southern direction, while Abu Aqila and those with her were to the north of the military force that fired.
However, according to what the newspaper reported – based on the army’s examination – “it also appears that some bullets were fired by the soldiers in the direction of the north, where Abu Aqila and the press teams are.”
Despite these developments and what the investigation published by the newspaper revealed that members of the undercover unit shot north towards Abu Aqila, the Israeli army – and in an attempt to obscure the truth and maintain ambiguity with evidence – believes that examining the weapons in the possession of the soldiers who were at the site could lead Confirm or deny the claim that the bullet that killed Abu Aqila was fired by an Israeli soldier.