Israeli Police Palestinian Journalist:- During the funeral for Shireen Abu Akleh, a slain journalist for Al Jazeera, Israeli police beat the pallbearers, causing them to temporarily drop the casket. During the funeral procession for Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh on Friday, Israeli riot police beat and pushed pallbearers, causing the casket to briefly fall. It was a shocking start to a procession that became perhaps the largest display of Palestinian nationalism in Jerusalem in recent generations.
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Witnesses reported that Israeli troops killed Abu Akleh during a raid on the West Bank on Wednesday, adding to the outrage and grief across the Arab world after his death. Al Jazeera’s coverage of life under Israeli rule, which is well into its sixth decade, was synonymous with Abu Akleh, a household name in the Arab world. A 25-year veteran of the satellite channel, she was revered by Palestinians as a local hero. Thousands of people attended the funeral, many waving Palestinian flags and chanting: “Palestine! Palestine! Jerusalem has not seen a larger funeral for a Palestinian since the death of Faisal Husseini, a prominent family member, and Palestinian leader.
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On the same day that Israel’s army admitted it might have killed Palestinian American reporter Shireen Abu Akleh, Israeli police attacked mourners carrying her casket. On Friday, mourners nearly dropped Shireen Abu Akleh’s casket during her funeral in occupied East Jerusalem.
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Israeli forces shot and killed Abu Akleh on Wednesday while he was covering an Israeli raid on a refugee camp in the occupied Palestinian territory. Alderman Ariel Sharon and other top Israeli officials initially claimed that Palestinian militants were at fault, but the Israeli army admitted that one of its soldiers might have fired the fatal shot.
Horrible scenes as Israeli security forces beat the funeral procession for slain journalist Shireen Abu Akleh and the crowd momentarily lose control of her casket pic.twitter.com/DEJF5Ty9tZ
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