Hamas decries Friday 13 May 2022 Israeli occupation beating and attacking mourners at the funeral of slain Al-Jazeera’s reporter Shireen Abu Akleh.
Member of Hamas Political Bureau, Ezzet al-Resheq, said in a press statement “This new crime confirms that the Israeli occupation leaders and army are gripped by a state of hysteria and madness.”
Al-Resheq denounced ordering mourners not to raise Palestinian flags at the funeral and to use a hearse to transport Abu Akleh’s body as a “rude act that reflects the atrocious nature of the Israeli occupation.”
Israeli occupation today attacked the funeral convoy of slain Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh as Palestinian mourners carried the journalist’s coffin on their way to the church.
A sizable Israeli force cordoned off Saint Joseph Hospital, where the body of Shireen Abu Akleh is kept, setting up barricades at the hospital entrances and along the roads where her funeral procession is pass, not allowing Palestinian vehicles or pedestrians to pass.
Israeli occupation attacked with clubs the youth mourners, beating them mercilessly and showering them with skunk water. Six Palestinians participating in the funeral procession were detained by Israeli police after being attacked with clubs at Bab al-Khalil in the Old City of Jerusalem. Dozens of youths suffocated from tear gas inhalation, bruises, and fractures.
Also, the Israeli occupation prevented young men from hanging up Abu Akleh’s picture along with banners condemning her killing at the external walls of the church.