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Four Reasons Why Israel Can Even Get Away With This Killing

As a rule, Israelis don’t believe the Palestinians and are convinced that the army is always right, but in Shireen Abu Akleh's case the victim is not anonymous. This still didn't prevent the IDF from conducting a cover-up operation

Amira Hass
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The Israeli army wants us to believe there is a “high probabilty” that one of its soldier from the elite Duvdevan unit got confused and thought that journalist Shireen Abu Akleh was an armed Palestinian (because of the helmet on her head and the bulletproof vest she was wearing). That is why he shot her through a telescopic sight, which magnifies by a power of four, from inside the armored jeep where he sat.

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