US lawmakers seek FBI probe into Palestinian journalist's death

A van driver holds a portrait of Palestinian-American Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh as he passes the spot where she was killed while covering clashes in Jenin in the occupied West Bank

A van driver holds a portrait of Palestinian-American Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh as he passes the spot where she was killed while covering clashes in Jenin in the occupied West Bank

More than 50 US lawmakers on Friday called on the FBI to investigate the killing in the West Bank of Al Jazeera News Today Jazeera reporter Shireen Abu Akleh, despite Israeli promises of a probe.

The 57 House members, largely left-leaning Democrats and led by Representative Andre Carson, noted that Abu Akleh held US citizenship and pointed to divergent accounts on how she died on May 11.

“Given the tenuous situation in the region and the conflicting reports surrounding the death of Ms. Abu Akleh, we request the State Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation launch an investigation into Ms.

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