Israel's top Catholic prelate condemns police funeral attack

5/16/2022 12:37:00 PM

The top Catholic clergyman in the Holy Land, Latin Patriarch Pierbattista Pizzaballa, says the Israeli police attack on mourners during a funeral for Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh was a “severe” violation of human rights.

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The top Catholic clergyman in the Holy Land, Latin Patriarch Pierbattista Pizzaballa, says the Israel i police attack on mourners during a funeral for Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh was a “severe” violation of human rights.

JERUSALEM (AP) — The top Catholic clergyman in the Holy Land on Monday condemned the police beating of mourners carrying the casket of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, accusing the authorities of violating human rights and disrespecting the Catholic Church.

Palestinian officials and witnesses, including journalists who were with her, say she was killed by army fire. The military, after initially saying Palestinian gunmen might have been responsible, later backtracked and now says it’s not clear who fired the deadly bullet.

After an international uproar over the funeral violence,Israeli police launched an investigationinto the conduct of the officers who attacked the mourners, causing the pallbearers to nearly drop her coffin, saying the bullet must be analyzed by ballistics experts to reach firm conclusions. Palestinian officials have refused, saying they don’t trust Israel. Human rights groups says Israel has a poor record of investigating wrongdoing by its security forces.

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ferialhaffajee Now when will a top Isreali religious leader have balls to say something? Even if it is 🐷🐕🐀💩! A barbaric act JamesMartinSJ As if the attacks and the stealing homes of regular Palestinians weren't 'severe' violations? PalestinianLivesMatter I wish this would be 'the one' when (global) politicians and allies say, 'Enough!!!' It's like they (I mean the Israeli gov't and its policies) it's get bolder and more extreme on the daily. Whatever cloud wizard you worship, guarantee they disagree with those actions.

Hezbollah/Hama loves using dead corps as political props even if they shoot them themselves. The guy's name is Pizzaballa? He is absolutely right. Is that his real name? I can't think of anything more apt for Catholic Clergyman that's clean. Why would you put severe in quotes? Is there any other way of looking at it?

Sanders Condemns Israeli Forces for Attack on Slain Journalist's FuneralSeveral other progressive lawmakers joined calls for an independent investigation into the murder of Shireen Abu Akleh. Good, every person should condemn it. It's so shameful and repulsive 🤮

Israel Police to Investigate Conduct at Journalist FuneralPolice forces beat pallbearers with batons at the start of the funeral procession on Friday of Shireen Abu Akleh, who witnesses say was killed by Israel i troops Wednesday Yeah, because police investigating themselves has always been honest and transparent 🙄 The Fox in a chicken house investigating the Fox

Israeli police investigate officers' use of force at a veteran journalist's funeralU.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken as well as the European Union and the United Nations secretary-general condemned Israel i police conduct in Jerusalem over the funeral for Abu Akleh.

Palestinians mourn Israel's creation amid outcry over funeral raidPalestinians rallied Sunday to mark the 'Nakba,' or catastrophe, 74 years after Israel 's creation, with condemnation spreading over a police raid on the funeral of a slain journalist. Free Palestine from Israeli dogs occupation

Israel police to investigate conduct at journalist funeral Israel i police have decided to investigate the conduct of officers who attacked the funeral of a slain Al Jazeera journalist, causing mourners to briefly drop the casket during the ceremony in Jerusalem

'An Outrage': Sanders Condemns Attack by Israeli Soldiers on Shireen Abu Akleh's Funeral Procession\u0022This is sickening,\u0022 said Rep. Rashida Tlaib responding to footage of the attack by Israel i forces. \u0022Violent racism, enabled by $3.8 billion in unconditional military U.S. funds.\u0022 BernieSanders This is horrible. BernieSanders Bernie 'Iron Dome' Sanders

6 months in, Biden's infrastructure plan has 4,300 projects Palestinian officials and witnesses, including journalists who were with her, say she was killed by army fire.May 13, 2022 “This is sickening,” Tlaib said in a tweet responding to footage of the behavior of the Israeli forces.Putin Warns Finland NATO Membership Would Harm Relations Shortly after, Israel police moved in, pushing and clubbing mourners.the European Union condemned Israeli police conduct in Jerusalem over the funeral for Abu Akleh.

The military, after initially saying Palestinian gunmen might have been responsible, later backtracked and now says it’s not clear who fired the deadly bullet. After an international uproar over the funeral violence, Israeli police launched an investigation into the conduct of the officers who attacked the mourners, causing the pallbearers to nearly drop her coffin, saying the bullet must be analyzed by ballistics experts to reach firm conclusions.8 billion in unconditional military U. Palestinian officials have refused, saying they don’t trust Israel. On Friday, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the U. Human rights groups says Israel has a poor record of investigating wrongdoing by its security forces. funds. After earlier saying they would accept an outside partner, the Palestinians said late Sunday that they would handle the investigation alone and deliver results very soon. Since her death, Abu Akleh has become a symbol of Palestinians killed in the occupied West Bank.

“We also refused to have an international investigation because we trust our capabilities as a security institution,” Prime Minister Mohammed Shtayyeh announced.” She further called on the U. “Every family deserves to lay their loved ones to rest in a dignified and unimpeded manner,” he tweeted. “We will not hand over any of the evidence to anyone because we know that these people are able to falsify the facts.” He stood with Abu Akleh’s brother, Anton, and Al Jazeera’s local bureau chief, Walid Al-Omari. State Department to “condemn this horror,” but then asked: “Or does being Palestinian make you less American?” “We must have an independent investigation into the killing of renowned Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh,” said Khanna on Friday. Amid the wrangling, several research and human rights groups have launched their own investigations. Security Council, which called in a rare statement for “an immediate, thorough, transparent and impartial investigation into her killing. Bellingcat, a Dutch-based international consortium of researchers, published an analysis of video and audio evidence gathered on social media.”.

The material came from both Palestinian and Israeli military sources, and the analysis looked at such factors as time stamps, the locations of the videos, shadows and a forensic audio analysis of gunshots. ADVERTISEMENT The group found that while gunmen and Israeli soldiers were both in the area, the evidence supported witness accounts that Israeli fire killed Abu Akleh. Israel’s military said earlier Friday that she was killed during an exchange of fire with Palestinian militants, and that it couldn’t determine the source of the shot that killed her. “Based on what we were able to review, the IDF (Israeli soldiers) were in the closest position and had the clearest line of sight to Abu Akleh,” said Giancarlo Fiorella, the lead researcher of the analysis. Fiorella acknowledged that the analysis cannot be 100% certain without such evidence as the bullet, weapons used by the army and GPS locations of Israeli forces. But he said the emergence of additional evidence typically bolsters preliminary conclusions and almost never overturns them. The PA and Al Jazeera, which has long had a strained relationship with Israel, have accused Israel of deliberately killing Abu Akleh.

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