Shireen Abu Akleh: Israeli safety forces hearth tear gasoline at mourners at funeral of Al Jazeera journalist shot lifeless in West Financial institution

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Israeli police have fired tear gasoline and tried to arrest mourners on the funeral in Jerusalem of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, who was shot lifeless while overlaying a raid.

Ms Abu Akleh, 51, was reporting on an Israeli raid within the metropolis of Jenin on Wednesday when she was shot in the head whilst wearing a press vest.

Tear gasoline was fired exterior the hospital the place her physique was being held in east Jerusalem, and a shrine destroyed.

An hour later, Israeli police arrested mourners chanting exterior the Catholic church in Jerusalem’s previous metropolis.

Shortly earlier than the funeral began, the IDF launched preliminary findings from their investigation into the killing.

The report says it’s nonetheless not attainable to find out who fired the bullet that killed the journalist, however they concede it might have been an IDF soldier.

The findings will make little distinction to the 1000’s gathered in Jerusalem to bury her – to Palestinians she was murdered and so they have misplaced a voice that spent many years reporting on occasions within the West Financial institution

The state of affairs stays very tense.

In this undated photo provided by Al Jazeera, Shireen Abu Akleh, a journalist for Al Jazeera network, stands in an area where the Dome of the Rock shrine at Al-Aqsa Mosque in the Old City of Jerusalem is seen at right in the background. Abu Akleh, a well-known Palestinian female reporter for the broadcaster's Arabic language channel, was shot and killed while covering an Israeli raid in the occupied West Bank town of Jenin early Wednesday, May 11, 2022. (Al Jazeera via AP)
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Shireen Abu Akleh was overlaying a raid within the metropolis of Jenin for Al Jazeera when she was shot

On Thursday, 1000’s of individuals gathered for a memorial service whereas her physique was carried via the streets – with the bulletproof vest on prime of the coffin.

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Burial service for Al Jazeera journalist

Reporters who have been with Ms Abu Akleh, together with one who was shot and wounded, stated there have been no clashes or militants within the instant space when she was killed early on Wednesday.

All of them wore protecting gear that clearly recognized them as reporters.

Israeli police in riot gear confront mourners and the journalists covering the transfer from the hospital of slain Al Jazeera veteran journalist Shireen Abu Akleh to her final resting place. Pic: AP
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Israeli police in riot gear confront mourners and journalists overlaying the switch of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh’s physique. Pic: AP
Palestinian medics evacuate a mourner wounded during clashes when Israeli police confronted people gathered when Ms Abu Akleh's body was transferred to her funeral. Pic: AP
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Palestinian medics evacuate a mourner wounded when Israeli police confronted folks gathered for the switch of her physique. Pic: AP

Israel has referred to as for a joint investigation with the Palestinian Authority (PA) and for it at hand over the bullet for forensic evaluation to find out who fired the deadly spherical.

The PA has refused, saying it can conduct its personal investigation and ship the outcomes to the Worldwide Felony Courtroom, which is already investigating attainable Israeli struggle crimes.

Ms Abu Akleh was a Palestinian-American reporter who lined the Center East battle for greater than 25 years.

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On Thursday the funeral procession for Al Jazeera reporter was held in Jenin

She joined Al Jazeera’s Arabic-language service in 1997 and rose to prominence overlaying the second Palestinian intifada, or rebellion towards Israeli rule, within the early 2000s.

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Current days have seen an outpouring of grief from throughout the Palestinian territories and the broader Arab world.

Qatar-based Al Jazeera had earlier stated that its managing director, Ahmad Alyafei, would journey to Jerusalem to attend the funeral.

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