Arab MK Accuses Bennett of Knowing Who Shot Abu Akleh

By Yisrael Price

Joint List MK Achmad Tibi addressing a plenum session in the Knesset on Monday. (Olivier Fitoussi/FLASH90)

YERUSHALAYIM – The controversy over who shot Al Jazeera journalist Shirin Abu Akleh took a stunning turn on Monday as Joint List MK Ahmad Tibi accused Prime Minister Naftali Bennett of knowing the origin of the fatal shot.

“You know what jeep he fired from,” Tibi said in the Knesset plenum.

“You’re lying,” answered Bennett.

Abu Akleh was killed during a firefight between IDF soldiers and Palestinian gunmen in Jenin last week when the army came to arrest terrorists in the city. The Palestinians have been claiming that the bullet which killed her came from an Israeli soldier, though they have been unwilling to share the evidence with Israeli forensic experts. Meanwhile, Israel maintains that it could have been fired by a Palestinian gunman, as they use the same type of bullet taken from her body.

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