Palestinians give bullet that killed journalist to US team

A Hamas security officer pulls a picture of slain Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh during a presentation at a graduation ceremony for Al-Rebat College's Police Academy, in Khan Younis, southern Gaza Strip, Thursday, June 30, 2022. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)

JERUSALEM (AP) - The Palestinian Authority on Saturday said it has given the bullet that killed Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh to American forensic experts, taking a step toward resolving a standoff with Israel over the investigation into her death.

The announcement came just over a week before President Joe Biden is to visit Israel and the occupied West Bank for meetings with Israeli and Palestinian leaders. It signaled that both sides may be working to find a solution to the deadlock.

Abu Akleh, a veteran correspondent who was well known throughout the Arab world, was fatally shot while covering an Israeli military raid on May 11 in the Jenin refugee camp in the occupied West Bank.

The Palestinians, along with Abu Akleh's colleagues who were with her at the time, say she