The 51-year-old was killed while covering an Israeli army raid in Jenin in the West Bank. The fallout is still ongoing, with the Israeli military announcing that it will not probe her killing,
That isn’t true. On the day she was killed, March 11, the IDF initiated a probe, and reached a preliminary conclusion two days later. The probe continued, and, just last week, the IDF announced an expansion of their investigation, which will now include “a senior officer with specialized technological abilities from the intelligence department.”
Further, it appears that Ferber knew that the military launched an investigation shortly after Abu Akleh’s death, as he retweeted the following tweet by journalist Barak Ravid on May 11
It’s at least possible that Ferber was conflating the IDF investigation – news of which he retweeted on May 11 – with the military’s announcement, on May 19, that they wouldn’t be opening a “criminal investigation”, while stressing that the probe itself was ongoing.
Either way, his claim in the article in inaccurate, and we contacted editors at The New Statesman to ask for a correction.