Israeli police stormed the grounds of a Jerusalem hospital to forcibly stop a funeral procession. Shireen Abu AckleyAl Jazeera reporter Killed by Israeli Army When the Israeli army’s raid in Jenin was reported on Wednesday.
Friday’s TV footage shows Abu Ackley |His coffin nearly fell to the ground as police snatched a Palestinian flag from a crowd near a parade outside the St. Louis French Hospital in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of occupied East Jerusalem.
Al Jazeera’s Imran Khan, who was at the scene, said Israeli troops were targeting mourners because they didn’t want them to travel with Abu Ackley’s coffin.
Police beat mourners holding the coffin with batons, nearly causing it to fall, before finally allowing it to be transported to the hearse. At least four people were arrested.