Israeli forces have attacked and beaten the mourners attending the funeral procession of veteran Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, who was killed by the regime troops in the occupied West Bank city of Jenin.
The Palestinian Information Center (Palinfo) said in a tweet on Friday that the violence erupted as the Palestinian mourners began to move Abu Akleh’s casket from the St Louis French Hospital in Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of the occupied al-Quds.
“Dozens of injuries during the storming of the French hospital in al-Quds by the occupation forces,” Palinfo wrote, quoting the Red Crescent in the city.
الهلال الأحمر بالقدس: عشرات الإصابات خلال اقتحام قوات الاحتلال للمستشفى الفرنسي في القدس.
— المركز الفلسطيني للإعلام (@PalinfoAr) May 13, 2022
Media reports said Israeli forces targeted mourners because they did not want them to walk with Abu Akleh’s casket.
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