Outcry after Israel police beat mourners at journalist funeral

Mourners clash with Israeli security forces during the funeral of slain veteran Al-Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh in Jerusalem’s Old City yesterday, two days after she was killed while covering an Israeli army raid in the West Bank. – AFP pic, May 14, 2022.

THE US and EU led an international outcry today after Israeli police charged the funeral procession in Jerusalem of Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh and beat pallbearers who almost dropped her coffin.

Thousands of people packed Jerusalem’s Old City yesterday for the burial of the veteran Al Jazeera journalist, two days after she was killed in an Israeli army raid in the occupied West Bank.

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