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IDF chief says he regrets journalist’s death, still unclear who shot her

Israel Defense Forces chief said he regretted the Wednesday morning death of reporter in the during an Israeli arrest raid, and vowed to fully investigate the circumstances of the incident.

Abu Akleh, 51, was shot in the head while covering an Israeli army operation in the city of . In footage from the scene after she was shot, Abu Akleh was seen wearing a press vest and helmet, identifying her as a journalist.

The Palestinians blamed Israel for her death, while Israeli officials said Palestinian gunmen may have fired the fatal shot.

“In the course of the [IDF] activity overnight, the Palestinians carried out widespread gunfire at our forces — wild, indiscriminate fire in all directions,” said Kohavi. “The journalist who was killed was present inside the area of the fighting.

“At this stage, it is not possible to determine whose

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