Israeli police assaulted Palestinian mourners within the funeral procession of slain Al-Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh on Friday in occupied East Jerusalem.
Eyewitnesses told Anadolu Agency (AA) that the Israeli police attacked the funeral procession as it started from the French clinical institution within the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood.
They added that the Israeli police surrounded the mourners and gentle-weight stun grenades and batons to assault the pallbearers carrying Abu Akleh’s casket.
The Israeli police allowed about a Palestinians to accompany her casket to Jerusalem’s Frail Metropolis, where she’s going to be buried at the Mount Zion Protestant Cemetery.
Archaic journalist Shireen Abu Akleh became covering Israeli military raids near the Jenin refugee camp within the occupied West Bank when she became shot lifeless on Wednesday. Palestinian officials and the Doha-primarily primarily based network divulge she became focused by Israeli forces.
Abu Akleh’s loss of life has drawn unique condemnation. Video photos from the moments after she became shot confirmed Abu Akleh, 51, carrying a blue vest marked “Press”.
A minimal of two of her colleagues who were alongside with her mentioned that that they had near under Israeli sniper fire and that they weren’t conclude to militants.
Israel, which has voiced remorse at Abu Akleh’s loss of life has proposed a joint investigation with the Palestinians, asking them to present the bullet for examination.
The Palestinians maintain rejected the Israeli question. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Thursday mentioned Israel became fully guilty and called for an global investigation.