The USA on Saturday condemned the Israeli safety forces for ‘intruding’ into the funeral procession of Al Jazeera reporter Shireen Abu Akleh, who was killed on Could 10 whereas masking an Israeli raid within the metropolis of Jenin, West Financial institution. “We’re deeply troubled by the pictures of Israeli police intruding into the funeral procession of Palestinian American Shireen Abu Akleh. Each household deserves to put their family members to relaxation in a dignified and unimpeded method,” secretary of state Antony Blinken posted on Twitter.
The US high diplomat’s tweet got here after visuals of the Israeli riot police, lunging at mourners throughout Friday’s funeral procession, in Jerusalem, went viral. Visuals confirmed that even folks carrying the slain journalist’s casket have been attacked. Additionally, a number of mourners, who have been carrying the Palestinian flag, noticed the flag being ripped from their arms by the police.
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“This proves that Shireen’s stories and trustworthy phrases had a robust impression,” the deceased 51-year-old brother, Tony, instructed Related Press.
In the meantime, Israel’s actions drew widespread condemnation, together with from US Congresswomen Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar, each of whom have been brazenly vital of the Joe Biden administration for its ‘silence’ over the journalist’s killing, which each Al Jazeera and witnesses blame on Israel, a key Washington ally.
“That is sickening. Violent racism, enabled by $3.8 billion unconditional navy U.S. funds. For the Israeli apartheid govt, Shireen’s life didn’t matter – and her dehumanization continues after demise. @StetDept: condemn this horror or does being Palestinian makes you much less American?” Tlaib tweeted.
“That is simply merciless,” wrote Ilhan Omar.
Israel, alternatively, denies it was answerable for Shireen Abu Akleh’s demise. “Based on the data that we’ve gathered, it seems seemingly that armed Palestinians – who have been firing indiscriminately on the time – have been answerable for the unlucky demise of the journalist,” stated prime minister Naftali Bennett.