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Israeli police break into the Al-Jazeera journalist’s mourning house in Jerusalem, remove flags

JERUSALEM, Thursday, May 12, 2022 (WAFA) – Israeli police today broke into the mourning house for Al-Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, who was killed yesterday by Israeli gunfire in Jenin, in an attempt to take down Palestinian flags, according to local sources.

The mourning house is held at al-Liqa church in Jerusalem’s Beit Hanina neighborhood.

According to the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society, Israeli police imposed conditions on the funeral procession – scheduled for tomorrow - banning her family from raising the Palestinian flag or singing nationalist songs.

Police earlier disrupted the Abu Akleh funeral procession when it was on its way to St. Joseph’s hospital in Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in East Jerusalem where the Abu Akleh body will be kept until the funeral is held tomorrow afternoon.

Yesterday also police broke into the Abu Akleh house in Beit Hanina to take down Palestinian flags but were confronted by the hundreds of people who gathered at the house in sympathy with the family.


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