Tensions high ahead of Al Jazeera journalist funeral in Jerusalem

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  • Date: 13-May-2022
  • Source: Al-Monitor
  • Sector: Economy
  • Country: Middle East
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Tensions high ahead of Al Jazeera journalist funeral in Jerusalem

Israel bolstered security in Jerusalem ahead of the funeral on Friday of veteran Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, two days after she was killed during an Israeli army raid.

Israel and the Palestinians have traded blame over the fatal shooting of the 51-year-old Palestinian-American during clashes in the Jenin refugee camp.

The body of Abu Akleh, a Palestinian Christian born in Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem, has been transferred to the holy city from the occupied West Bank.

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