Days of Palestine – Jerusalem
Israeli occupation took the decision to refrain from prosecuting its officers and members who were involved in the attack on the funeral of journalist Shireen Abu Akleh was taken in advance, before interrogating them, Hebrew media reported Thursday.
Hebrew newspaper, Haaretz, reported that there was a lack of leadership of the occupation police personnel during the funeral, but they will not be prosecuted or disciplinary sanctions imposed against any of the officers and members, according to a decision taken in advance.
The newspaper pointed out that the results of the investigation showed that the use of force against the coffin bearers was necessary, but it was possible to avoid the use of batons.
It pointed out that the results were submitted, yesterday, Wednesday, to the Israeli Police Commissioner, Kobi Shabtai, who refused to make them public.
The newspaper quoted sources familiar with the results of the investigation, saying that “the officer who was in charge of the police force is a lieutenant-colonel, although the sensitivity of the funeral requires decisions by officers of a higher rank.
The sources added, “At that time, the commander of the Jerusalem area in the Israeli occupation police was Doron Turgeman in Germany, and the person acting on his behalf was his deputy, Danny Levy.”
The Palestinian Ministry of Health had announced the death of Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Aqleh (51 years), on May 11, after she was hit by a bullet fired by the Israeli occupation forces, while covering the storming of the Jabriyat neighborhood, near Jenin camp, in the northern occupied West Bank.
The occupation forces attacked the funeral procession of Abu Aqila’s body while trying to get her body out of the French Hospital in the occupied city of Jerusalem.