A funeral brutalized

Israeli Border police officers attack Palestinian pallbearers carrying the coffin of slain journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, Jerusalem, May 13, 2022. (Oren Ziv)

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Oren Ziv provides a grim account of Shireen Abu Akleh’s funeral and the horrific, heartless, immoral and inhumane behaviour of Israeli police. Here is his article…:
I’ve documented my fair share of political funerals, but never have I witnessed what occurred as Shireen Abu Akleh’s body was laid to rest on Friday in Jerusalem. Despite the visible grief of Abu Akleh’s colleagues, who worked with her in the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem, and the other Palestinians in attendance who had regularly tuned in to her reporting over the years, the Israeli police’s behavior during the funeral procession was brutal, even by their very low standards.

Despite the documentation, which clearly shows the police attacking the pallbearers and mourners, the Israeli media, as well as a number of prominent international media outlets, continue to refer to what took place as “clashes.” Perhaps, then, it would be useful to set the record straight.

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