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Palestinians Reject Israeli Request to Examine Bullet That Killed Al Jazeera Journalist

The Palestinian Authority on Thursday rejected an Israeli request to examine the bullet that killed an Al Jazeera reporter during an Israeli raid in the West Bank a day earlier, as Israel said it is investigating an incident in which Israeli fire could have been responsible for her death.

The killing Wednesday of 51-year-old Palestinian-American Shireen Abu Akleh, a journalist noted for her coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, has prompted calls from the U.S., the European Union and the United Nations for an immediate investigation. She was killed Wednesday as Israelis conducted a raid in the West Bank city of Jenin, which has been the center of Israeli incursions since a wave of violence began in late March that has left at least 18 Israelis and at least 30 Palestinians dead, according to Israeli and Palestinian health officials.

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