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For Everyday Palestinians, Abu Akleh Affair Proves They Can't Trust the U.S. – or Abbas

The American conclusion on the death of Al Jazeera's Shireen Abu Akleh reinforces the Palestinians’ lack of trust in their government, which they believe too often sides with Israel

Jack Khoury
Jack Khoury
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Jack Khoury
Jack Khoury

The announcement by the U.S. State Department that it’s impossible to conclusively determine which gun fired the bullet that killed Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh made clear something that Palestinians have always known: Whenever the United States has to decide between an Israeli position and a Palestinian one, Israel always enjoys a clear advantage.

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