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Israeli Police Assault Funeral of Slain Palestinian Journalist


JERUSALEM — Israeli cops on Friday assaulted mourners on the funeral procession of a outstanding Palestinian journalist killed this week within the occupied West Financial institution, forcing pallbearers to almost drop the coffin.

Video confirmed cops in Jerusalem beating and kicking a mourner beside the coffin containing the physique of the journalist, Shireen Abu Akleh, forcing him to the bottom and the pallbearers backward. Many round them waved Palestinian flags.

In a press release, the Israeli police mentioned that they had been “compelled to behave” through the funeral as a result of “rioters started throwing stones towards the policemen” and a few mourners had been chanting “nationalist incitement.”

Ms. Abu Akleh, a outstanding Palestinian American journalist, was shot lifeless on Wednesday morning within the occupied West Financial institution throughout an Israeli raid on the town of Jenin. Witnesses mentioned she was killed by an Israeli soldier.

The Israeli Military mentioned on Friday that whereas it was attainable that Ms. Abu Akleh was mistakenly killed by Israeli hearth, its preliminary investigation urged that she may additionally have been hit by a Palestinian gunman.

It is a creating story.



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