May 17, 2022

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Cientos de palestinos se concentraron hoy en las oficinas de la cadena Al Yazira en Ramala para despedir a la periodista palestina Shireen Abu Akleh, que falleció esta mañana por un disparo en la cabeza en el marco de una redada del Ejército israelí en la ciudad cisjordana de Yenín. ATEF SAFADI/EFE/EPA/

Cuba condemns ‘brutal’ action by Israeli police at funeral of Palestinian journalist

This Friday, Cuba expressed its “strong” condemnation of the “cruel and inhuman” behavior of the United States. Israeli police Against the participants in the funeral of the Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, who was martyred at the time Covered army raid Israel in the occupied West Bank.

“Our strongest condemnation of the brutal and inhuman behavior of the Israeli forces during the burial of journalist Shireen Abu Akleh,” Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez wrote on Twitter.

The Cuban foreign minister reiterated the “unwavering solidarity” of the Havana government “with the Palestinian people and their just cause.”

On Wednesday, Aqla, 51, was shot dead in the head while covering a raid in the Jenin refugee camp in the occupied West Bank.

Clashes began between the funeral participants and the occupation police when the body of the journalist from the Qatari network Al Jazeera He was transferred from Saint Joseph Hospital in occupied East Jerusalem to the Melkite Roman Catholic Church in the Old City, where a mass was held before the burial in the presence of thousands of citizens.

Israeli police criticized attendees for carrying a casket draped in the Palestinian flag, a banner that cannot be displayed in Israel, which has controlled East Jerusalem since its 1980 annexation.

The Palestine Red Crescent Emergency Service reported that 33 people were treated as a result of police actions against those present, and six of them were taken to hospital.

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On Friday, the President of the United States, Joe Biden, called for an investigation into the events. Previously, White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki described the funeral photos as “disturbing” in her daily press conference.

Hundreds of Palestinians gathered today in the offices of Al-Jazeera channel in Ramallah to shoot the Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Oqla, who was martyred this morning with a bullet to the head as part of an Israeli army raid on the city of Jenin in the West Bank. EFE / Emilie Ortega

The burial ceremony came at the end of three consecutive days of ceremonies in honor of the journalist, which began on Wednesday in the northern West Bank cities, and was followed by an official funeral on Thursday in the Palestinian presidential palace in Ramallah, culminating in her burial in Jerusalem. .

The Palestinian National Authority and the Arab League blamed Israel for the killing of Oqla, who is considered an icon in the Arab world after 25 years of experience with Al Jazeera.

Israel and the Palestinian National Authority are conducting parallel investigations to determine who fired the bullet that killed her. During the events, the militiamen, who were initially accused by the Israeli Prime Minister, Naftali Bennett, were shot by Palestinian gunmen, although this account was later described by the government.

A report published by the Israeli army on Friday with the preliminary results of the preliminary investigation confirmed the impossibility of reaching an accurate conclusion at the present time, which was also indicated by the Palestinian doctors who conducted the autopsy of the informant’s body.