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Israeli forces beat Palestinian mourners in violent clash at funeral of slain journalist

Telegraph, 13 May 2022
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Israeli forces stormed a Jerusalem hospital grounds Friday as the coffin containing the body of a slain journalist emerged ahead of burial, with police saying they acted against people "disrupting the public order".

Images aired on Palestine TV showed Al Jazeera reporter Shireen Abu Akleh's coffin nearly falling to the ground as police grabbed flags from the crowd around the procession.

An AFP reporter separately saw Israeli forces enter the grounds of St Joseph's hospital in Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem. There was no immediate comment from Israeli police on the incident.

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