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Israel said to tell US it can’t rule on reporter’s death unless it has the bullet

Israel has told the United States it cannot definitively determine who fired the shot that killed Al Jazeera reporter in without examining the bullet removed from her neck, according to a Friday Israeli television report.

Abu Akleh, 51, was killed by gunfire Wednesday morning while covering clashes between Israeli troops and Palestinian gunmen during an Israeli military operation in the West Bank city of Jenin.

Channel 12 news said the US asked Israel for clarifications on the ongoing probe into the death of Abu Akleh, who had American citizenship. Israel reportedly responded by asking the US for assistance in the case, including in obtaining the bullet from the Palestinian Authority for analysis.

The Israel Defense forces said earlier Friday that the Palestinians had rejected offers to be present and take part in the inquiry alongside an American representative.

An interim report issued by the IDF earlier

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