The US is “deeply troubled” by Israeli police’s intrusion Friday on the funeral of slain Palestinian-American reporter Shireen Abu Akleh, Secretary of State Antony Blinken stated.
“We had been deeply troubled to see the photographs of Israeli police intruding into her funeral procession in the present day,” Blinken stated in a press release.
“Each household deserves to have the ability to lay their family members to relaxation in a dignified and unimpeded method,” he stated.
“We stay in shut contact with our Israeli and Palestinian counterparts and name on all to take care of calm and keep away from any actions that might additional escalate tensions.”
White Home Press Secretary Jen Psaki earlier additionally known as the photographs “clearly deeply disturbing” and voiced “remorse” over the intrusion, with out explicitly condemning US ally Israel.
Tv footage confirmed pallbearers struggling to cease Abu Akleh’s coffin from falling to the bottom as baton-wielding Israeli cops charged at them, grabbing Palestinian flags from mourners.
Abu Akleh, a star journalist for Al Jazeera, was killed as she lined unrest within the Jenin refugee camp within the occupied West Financial institution.
The Qatar-based community alleged that she was intentionally focused by Israel.
Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett initially stated that armed Palestinians had been “probably” accountable however Israel has since walked again the allegation and stated it was investigating.
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