Prime Minister Naftali Bennett argued that there was a "Country Email List considerable possibility" that the culprits were "armed Palestinians, who fired wildly." More experienced Country Email List in liability issues, Israel's Defense Minister Benny Gantz said: Country Email List "It may be the Palestinians who shot him. Tragically, it could also be someone on our side. We are investigating it." What the Israeli authorities did agree on is that there should be a joint investigation between Israelis and Palestinians.
The Palestinian leaders steadfastly refused to do so. Country Email List The Palestinian Authority stated last Saturdaythat he would welcome the participation of international organizations in the investigation into the reporter's death, but maintained that Israel would not Country Email List yet be allowed to join his investigation, citing Israel's past of exonerated itself in almost every case in which it was accused of attacking deliberately or not, to the Palestinian press and Country Email List civilians. Likewise, the murdered Palestinian journalist's own relatives, who firmly believe that Israeli soldiers are responsible for her death, rejected Israeli calls for a shared investigation. “We support the participation of any party in the investigation, except the Israelis. If you are accused of a crime, there is no point in investigating it," they said ..
The United States, Israel's closest ally, joined Country Email List calls for a swift and effective investigation, since Abu Akleh was also a US citizen. However, Washington is under no illusions about the results of the investigation. And he doesn't lack reasons. In Country Email List January of this year, the Palestinian Omar Andalmajeed As'ad, who had returned to the West Bank after living in the United States for four decades, was later killed when he was detained north of Ramallah Country Email List on his way home late at night. Abdalmajeed As'ad died of cardiac arrest, handcuffed on the ground in the cold and inside a construction site where Israeli soldiers had gagged and blindfolded him after beating him.