Egypt condemns Israeli attack on Shireen Abu Akleh’s funeral



Fri, 13 May 2022 - 10:17 GMT


Fri, 13 May 2022 - 10:17 GMT

CAIRO – 13 May 2022: Egypt’s Foreign Ministry, expressed its strong rejection and condemnation of Israel’s attack on the funeral of late Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh.

‘Such unacceptable and unjustified attack represent a violation of the rights of the Palestinian people and the sanctity of the dead’, spokesman for the Foreign Ministry Ahmed Hafez said in a statement.

The attack also leads to intensifying tension and instability in the occupied Palestinian territories, which harm all efforts aimed at restoring the peace process, he added.

Israeli police have fired tear gas and attempted to arrest mourners at the funeral of journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, who was shot dead whilst covering an Israeli raid in the city of Jenin on Wednesday.

At one point Israeli police even attacked the pallbearers, causing the coffin to slip and nearly crash to the ground.

According to Red Crescent in Jerusalem, at least 33 were injured during the funeral of journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, 6 of whom were transferred to the hospital.



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