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Funeral of journalist Shireen Abu Akleh in Jerusalem

Funeral of journalist Shireen Abu Akleh in Jerusalem

The funeral of Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, shot and killed in Jenin on Wednesday during an Israeli military operation in the occupied West Bank, is to be held on Friday May 13 in a church in Jerusalem.

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The body of this figure from the Qatari channel Al Jazeera has been transferred to Jerusalem, where his funeral will take place in a church. Shireen Abu Akleh, a 51-year-old Christian born in East Jerusalem, is to be buried the same day next to her parents in a cemetery near the Old City.

Several thousand Palestinians returned to her tribute Thursday. Palestinian officials, foreign diplomats and a crowd of Palestinians took part in the official ceremony in Ramallah, at the Palestinian Authority headquarters in the West Bank, where the journalist’s coffin wrapped in the Palestinian flag was carried.

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Shireen Abu Akleh wore a bullet-proof vest with “press” logo and a reporter’s helmet in Jenin, city ​​located in the West Bank, Palestinian territory occupied by Israel for more than 50 years, when she was shot in the head. The announcement of his death aroused great emotion in the Palestinian Territories and in the Arab world where his reports have been followed for more than two decades, as well as in Europe and the United States.

Several spontaneous rallies took place in the Palestinian Territories to protest against his death and a street in Ramallah will be renamed in his name.

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