Israeli police charge at funeral of Palestinian journalist

Israeli police brutally dispersed the funeral procession accompanying the coffin of Al Jezeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, killed last Wednesday in the West Bank. The indignation is widespread.

The Palestine TV channel broadcasted unbelievable images in which Israeli police brutally dispersed the crowd surrounding the coffin of journalist Shireen Abu Akleh. The 51-year-old American-Palestinian journalist, star of Al Jazeera television, was killed on Wednesday during an Israeli army intervention in the occupied West Bank.

It was on leaving St. Joseph’s Hospital in Jerusalem, as the funeral procession accompanied the coffin, that the scuffles took place.
This gratuitous brutality was condemned by the international community, including the European Union.
The Israeli police claimed that the Palestinians had thrown stones at the police, forcing them to use riot control measures.

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