Slain journalist, Shireen Abu Akleh, is buried in Mount Zion, Jerusalem

Palestine

Published: 2022-05-13 18:13

Last Updated: 2022-05-25 23:00


Slain journalist, Shireen Abu Akleh, is buried in Mount Zion, Jerusalem
Slain journalist, Shireen Abu Akleh, is buried in Mount Zion, Jerusalem

Friday, the body of the slain journalist Shireen Abu Akleh was buried in the Mount Zion cemetery in Bab Al-Khalil in occupied Jerusalem.

Her funeral was held in the Roman Catholic Church in Jerusalem, and Muslims performed the Janazah (funeral) prayer for her in the French Hospital in Jerusalem, where her body had remained since Thursday.

Palestinians organized a sit-in with Palestinian flags, during which they chanted slogans honoring the martyr Abu Akleh and denouncing the Israeli Occupation’s prohibition of raising Palestinian flags in Abu Akleh’s house.


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Earlier, the Israeli occupation forces attacked the funeral procession of the martyr Shireen Abu Akleh, as people were trying to get her body out of the French Hospital in occupied Jerusalem.

The Palestinian News Agency, Wafa, reported that the mourners had to take Abu Akleh’s body back to the hospital after the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) attacked people who attended the funeral, fired sound bombs at the mourners, and beat them with batons, which led to the injury of dozens of them.