It is reported by RIA Novosti with reference to the press service of the Israeli military.

“The decision not to open a criminal investigation was made in accordance with the existing policy regarding criminal investigations in Judea and Samaria (on the West Bank of the Jordan River. -


), approved by the Supreme Court,” the Israeli army noted.

The agency spokesman emphasized that, under the relevant policy, a criminal investigation is not initiated immediately if the death occurred in the course of active hostilities, unless there is a credible and immediate suspicion of a criminal offense.

Earlier it was reported that Palestine accused Israel of killing an Al Jazeera journalist during a clash between Israeli forces and Palestinians.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said at a briefing that China strongly condemns the killing of an Al Jazeera correspondent in Palestine.