U.S. reiterates call for 'thorough and transparent' investigation into killing of Palestinian-American journalist

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People light candles during a vigil in memory of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, who was killed during an Israeli raid, outside the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, May 16, 2022. REUTERS/Mussa Qawasma

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WASHINGTON, May 20 (Reuters) - The United States reiterated its call for a "thorough and transparent" investigation into the killing of Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh and any investigation must include accountability, State Department spokesperson Ned Price said on Friday.

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Reporting by Humeyra Pamuk, writing by Chris Gallagher, editing by Chris Reese

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