Israeli law enforcement under fire for excessive use of force against mourners of executed Al Jareeza journalist
According to VICE News, the journalist was killed on Wednesday, May 11 while delivering a news report. At the time, she was reporting on Israeli raids taking place on the West Bank refugee camp located in Jenin.
The news outlet, Al Jareeza, along with three other journalists who witnessed the horrific execution, is placing blame on Israeli law enforcement. However, Israel has suggested "she was killed by stray fire from Palestinian fighters, but later said it was too early to tell how she died."
Israeli riot police attacked mourners carrying Shireen Abu Akleh's coffin, ahead of the Al Jazeera journalist's funeral in East Jerusalem.pic.twitter.com/U1A3nfz1ij— VICE World News (@VICE World News) 1652444499
The latest chaos erupted while mourners were carrying Akleh's casket. In the midst of the riot, pallbearers were attacked by Israeli forces. Thousands of mourners are expected to attend the journalist's funeral.