Funeral of slain journalist to be held Friday in Jerusalem

Palestine

Published: 2022-05-13 11:40

Last Updated: 2022-05-18 14:04


Funeral of slain journalist to be held Friday in Jerusalem
Funeral of slain journalist to be held Friday in Jerusalem

The funeral of the martyr journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, who was assassinated in Jenin on Wednesday by the Israeli occupation troops in the occupied West Bank, will be held Friday in a church in East Jerusalem.

The body of the Al Jazeera journalist was taken to occupied East Jerusalem, where her funeral will be held in the Roman Catholic Church in Bab Al-Khalil inside the Old City.

Shireen Abu Akleh, 51, was born in East Jerusalem, and she will be buried on Friday alongside her parents in the Zion Cemetery near the Old City.

Thousands of Palestinians participated in honoring Abu Akleh on Thursday.
Palestinian officials, foreign diplomats and a crowd of Palestinians attended an official ceremony in Ramallah at the Palestinian Authority headquarters in the West Bank, where the journalist's coffin was carried draped in the Palestinian flag.