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Reporter killed - riots at journalist's funeral in Jerusalem - News

Reporter killed – riots at journalist’s funeral in Jerusalem – News

  • The riots overshadowed the funeral of the slain journalist Shireen Abu Akleh in Jerusalem.
  • During the funeral of the 51-year-old journalist, hundreds of violent protesters threw stones at security forces, according to the occupation police.
  • Palestinian sources reported that the police threw stun grenades and batons at them.

Additionally, mounted and unmounted Israeli police officers were said to have attacked the mourners. Videos show that the beating prompted the coffin-bearers to briefly throw the coffin to the ground.

Abu Okla was killed in clashes between Israeli soldiers and Palestinians in the occupied West Bank on Wednesday. A second reporter, Ali Smoudi, was wounded. Media reporters reported a raid in the city of Jenin in the occupied territories.

Israel denies these allegations

After several attacks in Israel in recent weeks, Israeli security forces have responded with raids and arrests in Palestinian towns and villages.

The Israeli army said that the forces returned fire after coming under “heavy fire” in Jenin. There is a possibility that “journalists have been injured – possibly by Palestinian gunmen”.