Israeli forces attack funeral of veteran journalist Shireen Abu Aqla – BBC News

by Moin Uddin Ahmed Tipu

There’s been international condemnation of Israel’s security forces after they attacked mourners and pall bearers at the funeral of the Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Aqla in Jerusalem.

The Al Jazeera reporter died after being shot in the head while covering a raid by Israeli forces on Palestinians in the occupied West Bank.

Israeli police charged into her funeral procession in Jerusalem, where thousands of people had gathered to mourn her. Mourners and pallbearers were beaten with batons, stun grenades were fired and at one point the casket was almost dropped to the ground.

The United States was among countries and organisations that condemned the actions of Israel’s security forces.

Reeta Chakrabarti presents BBC News at Ten reporting by Tom Bateman in Jerusalem.

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stoufer2000 May 14, 2022 - 2:37 PM

Your favourite nation is out of control bee bee sea. Even you are having to acknowledge this.. now you need to start reporting to make a change, not propping up both this regime and our corrupt puppet government

Sk source May 14, 2022 - 2:37 PM

It's not attack, it's precautions

bhanu227 May 14, 2022 - 2:37 PM

Palastinian Hamas militants attack on Israel. In that situation journalist killed by Hamas .

Paomin Kipgen May 14, 2022 - 2:37 PM


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Free pelastine

Max D30 May 14, 2022 - 2:37 PM

History repeats itself as 2000 years ago Jesus was tortured while holding the cross by the very same people

md shakil ansari May 14, 2022 - 2:37 PM

All this is an insult to the news journalist, everyone should speak against Israel.

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Vinodhini Jeysingh May 14, 2022 - 2:37 PM

Too much of war. World becomes really crazy.

Just Mr May 14, 2022 - 2:38 PM

Misleading title, this is not at the funeral

Peanut Butter May 14, 2022 - 2:38 PM

It’s only what Palestinians do in other peoples countries given half the chance. In other news. Can we have a white reporter in this majority white country please?

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Shaheen Othman May 14, 2022 - 2:39 PM

The bbc are so worried about Ukraine but at least they fight back with weapons of similar level these coward dogs fight against innocent people with stones. I would like to say shame on bbc and the west but then yet again they are all owned by israel and are anti Islam

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Mohammed Rasheed Abdullah May 14, 2022 - 2:39 PM

These is a question being asked, where is the Human Rights ? Why they don’t act as they should, but it’s a tool for policy purposes . Such a hypocrite world

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Israel should be ashamed that' was disgusting to watch them hit the pallbearers wtf no respect for that lady unbelievable shame on Israel 👎👎👎👎👎

Arabic Reja May 14, 2022 - 2:40 PM

If this happens in China🇨🇳, no news!

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Isreal a mess

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Satyajeet Sahoo May 14, 2022 - 2:41 PM

Every media noticed that the people during funeral were kicked but nobody noticed how the same people were pelting stones to the Israeli forces in the act of Funeral… hypocrisy of next level!

Staying Healthy May 14, 2022 - 2:41 PM

Very br

Mussie Kifle May 14, 2022 - 2:41 PM

This is the result of true democracy and human rights watch of Westerners.

Green Heaven Planet May 14, 2022 - 2:41 PM

No no no don't about palestine focus Ukraine people and russia