From: Israel Nitzan - Consulate General of Israel - New York
Plans for the funeral procession of Shireen Abu-Akleh were coordinated in advance by the Israel Police together with the Abu-Akleh family.
On Friday, about 300 rioters arrived at Saint Joseph hospital in Jerusalem and prevented the family members from loading the coffin onto the hearse to travel to the cemetery — as had been planned and coordinated with the family in advance. Instead, the mob threatened the driver of the hearse and then proceeded to carry the coffin on an unplanned procession to the cemetery by foot.
This went against the wishes of the Abu-Akleh family and the security coordinations that had been planned to safeguard the large number of mourners. The Israel Police instructed that the coffin be returned to the hearse, as did the EU ambassador and Shireen Abu-Akleh’s own family, but the mob refused.
Israeli Police intervened to disperse the mob and prevent them from taking the coffin, so that the funeral could proceed as planned in accordance with the wishes of the family.
During the riot that was instigated by the mob, glass bottles and other objects were thrown, resulting in the injury of both mourners and Police officers.
From: Israel Nitzan - Consulate General of Israel - New YorkDcm@Newyork.mfa.gov.il> Subject: The death of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Aqla - additional information (May 13)Sent: Friday, May 13, 2022 1:43 PM To: Israel Nitzan - Consulate General of Israel - New York <
May 13th, 2022
Israel Police Spokesperson (Jerusalem):
Video: Israel PM’s Spokesperson Keren Hajioff: The death of journalist Shireen Abu Akleh is a tragedy. The Palestinian Authority is refusing to conduct a joint investigation or allow access to the basic findings. We should all want to get to the truth.
TWITTER: Video: Palestinian gunmen near Jenin fire recklessly and indiscriminately as IDF soldiers acted to apprehend terrorist suspects this morning. https://twitter.com/IDF/status/1525033534162870272?s=20&t=BIy1pF9TSy95tEApj6VRvw
From: Israel Nitzan - Consulate General of Israel - New YorkDcm@Newyork.mfa.gov.il> Subject: The death of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu AqlaSent: Wednesday, May 11, 2022 9:21 AM To: Israel Nitzan - Consulate General of Israel - New York <
To clarify, there is a video of the terrorists stating, “We hit a soldier, he is laying on the ground”. Given that no IDF soldier was injured as stated, it is possible that they were responsible for harming the journalist.
VIDEO of Palestinian terrorists saying "They've hit one, they've hit a soldier, he's laying on the ground":
Statement from Prime Minister Naftali Bennett:
(Communicated by the Prime Minister's Foreign Media Adviser)
"According to the information we have gathered, it appears likely that armed Palestinians — who were firing indiscriminately at the time — were responsible for the unfortunate death of the journalist.
Palestinians in Jenin were even filmed boasting "We hit a soldier; he’s lying on the ground”. However, no IDF soldier was injured, which increases the possibility that Palestinian terrorists were the ones who shot the journalist.
Video of PM Bennett on Facebook: https://fb.watch/cXqM7TRs4H/
We are saddened by the death of senior Al Jazeera correspondent Shireen Abu Akleh during a heavy exchange of fire in the midst of a counter-terror operation in Jenin.
VIDEO on Facebook: https://fb.watch/cXqftoDY5o/
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