Israel has publicly called for a joint investigation into the killing and asked Palestinian authorities to hand over the bullet that struck Abu Akleh for forensic examination.
The military released a photo of what it said was the knife she was carrying. It said the soldiers were patrolling a highway near the Al-Aroub refugee camp in the southern West Bank. No soldiers were wounded.
The Israeli army killed two Palestinians between Wednesday evening and Thursday morning during operations in the West Bank.
The Palestinian Authority will hand the bullet that killed prominent Palestinian-American Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh to US authorities for forensic examination, a Palestinian official said on Saturday.
The Palestinian health ministry identified the man as Rafiq Riyad Ghannem, 20, saying he was shot by Israeli troops in Jaba, a town near the flashpoint city of Jenin in the northern West Bank.
The groups include Palestinian human rights organisations Addameer and Al-Haq, which document alleged rights violations by both Israel and the Palestinian Authority in the Israeli-occupied West Bank and which reject the charges.
Joe Biden will spend two days in Jerusalem for talks with Israeli leaders before meeting Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Friday in the West Bank.
Palestinian news agency Wafa said Israeli missiles were fired at two locations, one "near a tourist resort" where nearby houses were severely damaged.
The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said the Israeli attack hit military sites in the vicinity of the Damascus International Airport and in the southwestern countryside of the capital.
The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) resolution calling the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to give an opinion on the legal consequences of Israeli illegal occupation of Palestinian territories received support from 87 members, while 53 abstained and 26 voted against it. Russia, China voted in favour of the resolution,