Filmthat precisely geolocated the scene of the Country Email List Country Email Listtwo events (the assassination and the shooting of the militants) made it clear that the Palestinian Country Email Listprotagonists of the video were too far from the scene Country Email List and had no possible trajectory to fire the shots that caused the death of Abu Akleh. Even in a Country Email List shameful tweet, the Israeli Foreign Ministry speculated Country Email Listthat the vest and helmet commonly used by journalists in conflict zones would have confused Palestinian militants.
But the renowned journalistic investigative organization Country Email List Bellingcat – known for its study of the Syrian government's use of chemical weapons and Russian attacks on civilians in Ukraine – established the different locations of the protagonists of the incident, including Shireem Abu Akleh, Through this analysis, it was possible to reliably indicate that the subsequent shots against a man who was trying to rescue the already dying Shireen were fired from about 180 meters away. This placed the shooter close to Israeli army positions and far away from Palestinian militant positions.
The report adds that Israeli forces were in a more direct Country Email List position to fire, in contrast to "the more obstructed and distant positions of Palestinian armed groups." Quickly, the highest authorities in Israel joined the swift denial of responsibility for the events. Prime Country Email List Minister Naftali Bennett argued that there was a "considerable possibility" that the culprits were "armed Palestinians, who fired wildly." More experienced in liability issues, Israel's Defense Country Email List Minister Benny Gantz said: "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.