Video Shows Israeli Police Suppressing Funeral Procession of Shireen Abu Akleh

Video Shows Israeli Police Suppressing Funeral Procession of Shireen Abu Akleh

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A video shows the moment the Israeli police suppress the funeral procession of Shireen Abu Akleh as mourners are beaten with batons.

Israeli forces intervened in Palestinians carrying the coffin of slain Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh out of the morgue of the Saint Joseph Hospital in East Jerusalem al-Quds on May 13, 2022.

Abu Akleh, 51, was shot in the head on May 11 by the Israeli army while covering a military raid in the West Bank city of Jenin.

The Israeli forces did not allow the body to be carried on foot.



Calls for a full, independent and transparent investigation into the killing of the Al Jazeera journalist are mounting with world leaders demanding that those responsible be held to account.

The veteran journalist, described as an “icon of Palestinian coverage”, was shot by Israeli forces while reporting in Jenin in the occupied West Bank on Wednesday.

The tragic event has sparked global outrage with the EU urging an “independent” investigation and the UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet saying she was “appalled”.

“Impunity must end,” Bachelet said.

The UN Human Rights office urged for an “independent, transparent investigation into her killing. Impunity must end.”

Agnes Callamard, Amnesty International’s Secretary General, said that the killing was “a bloody reminder of the deadly system in which Israel locks Palestinians”.

“Israel is killing Palestinians left and right with impunity,” she added.

In a statement, Al Jazeera Media Network condemned the “blatant murder” that violates “international laws and norms” and called Abu Akleh’s death a “heinous crime, through which it is intended to prevent the media from fulfilling its message”.

“We hold the Israeli government and the occupation forces responsible for the killing of the late colleague Shireen,” the statement said.

Al Jazeera called on the international community to hold the Israeli occupation forces accountable for their “intentional targeting and killing” of Abu Akleh.

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