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American journalist killed by Israeli military

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As we've seen, all of the "investigations" of Shireen Abu Akleh's death that blame the IDF hinge on a single piece of evidence: audio analysis of the bullet sounds on different videos to determine the distance from the shooter to the camera.

Every single analysis makes the same wrong assumption: that the estimates by the experts consulted has some wiggle room that would allow the IDF to be within the range of the source of the gunfire.

Every investigation noted that the IDF was outside the range of what they had asked their experts to determine. Every one fudges the data from the experts to indict the IDF. Crucially, not one of them went back to these experts and asked whether their calculations could possibly support the IDF shooting Abu Akleh.

Here is a short lesson of the physics and assumptions made by the experts to calculate the distances.

The guns used by both sides shoot bullets much faster than the speed of sound. Objects that travel faster than the speed of sound create a shockwave (in the case of aircraft, a sonic boom) that can be heard by those near the path of the object. This is an illustration of a shockwave for something traveling 1.4 times the speed of sound:

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Such a wild shooting pattern would be far more likely from Jenin terrorists than from the professional soldiers of the IDF, in my opinion. (Indeed, we saw bullets sprayed on the tree, on Abu Akleh and Ali Samoudi, in a radius that is far larger than that of a trained shooter aiming at a target.)

(I had also asked Dr, Maher if a bullet stopped by a tree or person would have a different time gap, but the answer is no - the shockwave "wake" would continue on to the microphone exactly the same way even if the bullet stopped somewhat short. If it stopped too short, there would be no shockwave sound at all.)

The media didn't ask the experts whether there was any factor that could account for the IDF shooting Abu Akleh at this distance. They didn't ask about the discrepancies between the audio gaps. They were trying to fit the data to their preconceived verdict that the IDF fired the weapons.

The liberal elements in the media often disparage the more right-wing media as believing in science. This is science. And all the supposedly objective media - the New York Times, the Washington Post, CNN and AP - literally ignored the science and fudged the data to make it appear that the IDF was in the range indicated by the audio forensics.

It wasn't.

That is a scandal.

(full article online)

 

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Ep. 57 - Karenizers Gone Wild with Adnan Barq​


 

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The UN High Commissioner of Human Rights pretended to investigate the death of Shireen Abu Akleh, and it came to its pre-ordained conclusion with a minimum of pretense that it was being objective.

In accordance with our global human rights monitoring methodology, our Office inspected photo, video and audio material, visited the scene, consulted experts, reviewed official communications and interviewed witnesses.
As with the other faux investigations, they never seriously considered that there were any Palestinian militants around, even though they were pointed out at the time.

The most obvious proof that the UN did not do any sort of serious investigation comes from this laughable lie:

At around 06h30, as four of the journalists turned into the street leading to the camp, wearing bulletproof helmets and flak jackets with “PRESS” markings, several single, seemingly well-aimed bullets were fired towards them from the direction of the Israeli Security Forces.

There are between 12 and 18 sounds of bullets audible on the videos of the scene. One hit Abu Akleh. One grazed the shoulder of Ali Samoudi. Three hit a tree. No one seems too interested in what happened to the rest of them - there has not been a word about the PA investigating it, and the scene was never closed off for any sort of investigation. (People visited the site immediately and created a shrine to Shireen with no interference from the Palestinian police, and indeed I have not seen a single photo of the Palestinian police at the site at all. Compare to any shooting scene in any other place in the world.)

So how, exactly, were these bullets "well-aimed"? Any shooter who hits a tree more often than a target would not be considered exactly a competent shot.



However, if you look at how Jenin terrorists shoot their weapons , their barely aiming at their targets (as this May 13 video below shows), it is far more consistent with the shooting pattern towards the journalists.


The words "well-aimed" for volleys of bullets that are anything but proves, as if we needed any more proof, that the UN "investigation" is a sham.

Which is why it is not at all surprising that the UN doesn't even mention that the PA is refusing to allow the bullet that killed Shireen be analyzed by anyone else. They don't mention it at all. If they really wanted a thorough investigation, they would demand the bullet be handed over to a competent authority.



 

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The Israel Defense Forces is reportedly set to begin a new round of investigations into the death of Al Jazeera reporter Shireen Abu Akleh, this time focusing on the use of satellite imagery and mapping experts.

Soldiers from the IDF’s 9900 Visual Intelligence Unit with a specialization in mapping will take part in the investigation to clarify who fired the bullet that killed the Palestinian-American journalist on May 11, the Ynet news site reported Sunday.

The deputy head of the Military Intelligence special operations will also participate.

The Israeli military on Friday rejected the UN report, saying the investigation was flawed without access to crucial ballistic data.

In a statement titled “Where is the bullet,” the Israel Defense Forces again urged the Palestinian Authority to hand over the bullet, as it and cabinet ministers questioned the methodology and fairness of the probe.

“The Palestinian refusal to hand over the bullet and hold a joint investigation indicates their priorities,” the IDF said in its statement.

While the IDF says it can’t conclusively say who shot her until it gets the bullet, it reiterated that its investigations up till now have shown she was definitely not targeted deliberately.

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The Israel Defense Forces is reportedly set to begin a new round of investigations into the death of Al Jazeera reporter Shireen Abu Akleh, this time focusing on the use of satellite imagery and mapping experts.

Soldiers from the IDF’s 9900 Visual Intelligence Unit with a specialization in mapping will take part in the investigation to clarify who fired the bullet that killed the Palestinian-American journalist on May 11, the Ynet news site reported Sunday.

The deputy head of the Military Intelligence special operations will also participate.

The Israeli military on Friday rejected the UN report, saying the investigation was flawed without access to crucial ballistic data.

In a statement titled “Where is the bullet,” the Israel Defense Forces again urged the Palestinian Authority to hand over the bullet, as it and cabinet ministers questioned the methodology and fairness of the probe.

“The Palestinian refusal to hand over the bullet and hold a joint investigation indicates their priorities,” the IDF said in its statement.

While the IDF says it can’t conclusively say who shot her until it gets the bullet, it reiterated that its investigations up till now have shown she was definitely not targeted deliberately.

(full article online)

And it should be monitored by outside observers to make sure nothing funny is going on.
 

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Probably, they just don't trust Israel with it.
LOL, Al Jazeera, the PA, everyone is trying to pin her death on Israel.

Who cannot trust whom.

Let me guess.

By the way, the investigation of the bullet was to be done by the US and Israel. But one can guess that the PA is enjoying the "lets blame Israel" with her death and milk it to the end. Gosh forbid that anyone finds out that the bullet did not come out of an Israeli weapon.

Do not worry, Israel will find out which rifle, which bullet ended up killing her.

Startup Nation has its ways of reinventing new ways to find out things the Arabs do not want them to find out.
 

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While the world is falling over itself to declare Israel guilty for the death of Shireen Abu Akleh, no one seems to be talking about how careless and negligent the Palestinian Authority has been in its "investigation."

I've watched lots of videos from the spot where Abu Akleh was killed in Jenin, but I have not seen one that shows the Palestinian police.

Think about every crime scene you have ever seen, in person or on TV. Reporters and residents are kept away, while the police try to preserve the scene, tag and photograph the position of all the bullets, and do everything a proper forensics unit does.

But in Jenin on May 11, there was no hint of police.

Here is where she was killed, not long thereafter, before the tree turned into a full fledged memorial.


Where is the caution tape?

More importantly, the audio shows that there were at least a dozen bullets seemingly from the same source. The PA has one of them - the one that hit Shireen. Where are the rest of them? Any one of them could show that the IDF had fired in that direction - why doesn't anyone seem to have them?

Either the Palestinian police - funded by the West - is spectacularly incompetent, or they are hiding important data from the public.

The people who are investigating using open-source tools don't seem to be bothered by the fact that there is so little information being shared from the supposed side of the victim.



 

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While the world is falling over itself to declare Israel guilty for the death of Shireen Abu Akleh, no one seems to be talking about how careless and negligent the Palestinian Authority has been in its "investigation."

I've watched lots of videos from the spot where Abu Akleh was killed in Jenin, but I have not seen one that shows the Palestinian police.

Think about every crime scene you have ever seen, in person or on TV. Reporters and residents are kept away, while the police try to preserve the scene, tag and photograph the position of all the bullets, and do everything a proper forensics unit does.

But in Jenin on May 11, there was no hint of police.

Here is where she was killed, not long thereafter, before the tree turned into a full fledged memorial.


Where is the caution tape?

More importantly, the audio shows that there were at least a dozen bullets seemingly from the same source. The PA has one of them - the one that hit Shireen. Where are the rest of them? Any one of them could show that the IDF had fired in that direction - why doesn't anyone seem to have them?

Either the Palestinian police - funded by the West - is spectacularly incompetent, or they are hiding important data from the public.

The people who are investigating using open-source tools don't seem to be bothered by the fact that there is so little information being shared from the supposed side of the victim.



The Palestinian police, even in area A, has to stay away from Israeli operations.
 

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Ep. 55 - Murdering the Messenger Shireen Abu Akleh​


 

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Probably, they just don't trust Israel with it.
Probably not. The Islamic terrorists could have released the bullet to any number of agencies if an independent analysis was their intention.

There is no hard evidence that the Islamic terrorists have any bullet connected to the death of the journalist. On the other hand, we do have hard evidence that the Islamic terrorists exploit the deaths of children and adults alike for propaganda purposes.
 

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Probably not. The Islamic terrorists could have released the bullet to any number of agencies if an independent analysis was their intention.

There is no hard evidence that the Islamic terrorists have any bullet connected to the death of the journalist. On the other hand, we do have hard evidence that the Islamic terrorists exploit the deaths of children and adults alike for propaganda purposes.
The only way the bullet would be relevant is if the rifling would match a suspected gun. Since they do not have a suspected gun, and there is no chain of custody on any of the guns that may have been used nothing conclusive can be found.
 

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The only way the bullet would be relevant is if the rifling would match a suspected gun. Since they do not have a suspected gun, and there is no chain of custody on any of the guns that may have been used nothing conclusive can be found.
And there is no reason to believe the islamic terrorists would present evidence contrary to their propaganda narrative.

The journalist is best left paraded around, exploited by the islamic terrorists.
 

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Israel faces backlash over police attack at funeral of journalist Shireen Abu Akleh​


 

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