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TEL AVIV, ISRAEL – The Israeli police chief has ordered an investigation into officers’ use of force toward assembled Palestinians At the funeral of Al-Jazeera journalist Sherine Abu Akleh.
officers Accused in the coffin bearersHe hit them with batons and caused the coffin to fall to the ground on Friday. Police said they were trying to prevent the crowds from carrying the coffin and arranged with Abu Okla’s family to deliver it to the cemetery in a record.
So does US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken Secretary-General of the United Nations And European Union He condemned the actions of the Israeli occupation police in Jerusalem regarding the funeral of Abu Akleh.
Police said in a statement that “hundreds of rioters tried to sabotage” the funeral ceremonies and harmed the officers, but the police commissioner ordered an investigation and the results will be presented in the coming days.
Abu Aqla Killed this week While covering an Israeli incursion into a Palestinian refugee camp. There is disagreement over whether she was shot by Israeli soldiers or Palestinian gunmen.
The 51-year-old was a well-known journalist in the Arabic-speaking world, who spent decades covering conflicts between Palestinians and Israelis – including the second intifada in the early 2000s.
Since her death, Abu Aqla has become a symbol for the Palestinians killed in the occupied West Bank. Her funeral attracted thousands of mourners.
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