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Funeral of Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh

Funeral of Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh

The funeral will take place in Jerusalem. The Palestinians are preparing this Friday to say goodbye to one of their star journalists, Shireen Abu Akleh, who was shot in the head two days earlier in Jenin in the occupied West Bank while covering an Israeli raid.

Her funeral will take place amid continued violence as fresh clashes erupted in the Jenin refugee camp where she was killed. A Palestinian was shot and wounded there during a new operation by the Israeli army, according to the official Palestinian agency Wafa.

Palestinian Christian aged 51 and also having American nationality, the journalist of the Qatari channel Al Jazeera must be buried in Jerusalem, where she grew up, after a mass at 3 p.m. (2 p.m. in Paris) in a church in the Old City.

A significant mobilization

Israeli police said they expected “thousands of attendees”, deployed additional forces and closed roads ahead of the funeral.

Thousands of Palestinians have already paid tribute to him Thursday, the day after his death, during a ceremony at the headquarters of the Palestinian Authority in Ramallah, in the occupied West Bank.

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