Occupation Police Brutally Assault Mourners at Funeral of Slain Journalist

Israeli occupation forces attacked, on Friday, the funeral procession of the slain Palestinian journalist Sherine Abu Aqleh, in occupied Jerusalem, injuring at least 33 mourners, and detaining 15, local sources reported.

Thousands of Palestinians gathered to pay their respects to the veteran Al-Jazeera correspondent, while occupation police beat them with batons as they were carrying the casket holding the slain journalist.

Occupation police obstructed the funeral procession which began at the French Hospital in occupied Jerusalem and continued to the Roman Catholic Church where the funeral was held.

Mourners were prohibited from raising banners of the slain journalist, or raising the Palestinian flag, while police blocked roads leading to the march, preventing hundreds more from participating.

According to the Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) at least 33 mourners were assaulted, six of whom were transferred to Al-Makassed Hospital in Jerusalem for medical intervention.

WAFA correspondent added that occupation police detained 15 participants, including girls, and took them to unknown locations.

Abu Aqleh was shot and killed, on Wednesday, by the occupation army during her coverage of the Israeli military incursion into the Al-Jabriyat neighborhood of Jenin, in the northern West Bank, despite the fact that she was wearing a helmet and a PRESS vest.


Sources: WAFA, WAFA, WAFA, Quds Press

Photos: WAFA, Silwanic, Eye on Palestine

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