Commissioner Kobi Shabtai ordered today (Saturday) an investigation into the conduct of the police at the funeral of an Al Jazeera reporter in Jerusalem, against the background of the many condemnations that have been heard around the world about the manner of police activity in the area. To provoke echoes around the world, when the Palestinian Authority announced today that it would be happy to be assisted by any international assistance provided in the process of investigating the incident.
The Minister of Internal Security, Amar Bar-Lev, said that “the Israel Police acted yesterday to allow the funeral procession of journalist Sheerin Abu Akala to take place properly, in coordination with her family and with a clear understanding of the sensitivity and complexity of the incident.” It is difficult that the situation on the ground has deteriorated. “
“The investigation team appointed by Coordinator Ami Police Commissioner Kobi Shabtai, headed by Lt. Gen. Anna Ben Mordechai – an experienced commander who knows the arena where the funeral took place – will conduct a comprehensive investigation into what happened during the funeral in the coming day. From the event. “These lessons will be presented to the police commissioner and then to me,” he added.
The police said: “The Israel Police held yesterday to allow a quiet and dignified funeral for journalist Sheerin Abu Aqla, and even coordinated the funeral arrangements with the family. On the other hand, hundreds of rioters tried to sabotage during the ceremony and harm the police. Exposed to violence by rioters and forced to use force, the Israel Police will also investigate the funeral. The Israel Police backs its police officers, but as a learned and professional organization, will work to learn lessons from the incident. His conclusions will be presented to the commissioner in the coming days.
White House spokeswoman Jane Sackie yesterday referred to the clashes and disturbances that took place during the funeral procession of reporter Sheerin Abu Akla in Jerusalem. “An extraordinary journalist lost her life. We were sorry to see the disturbances at the funeral. We are in contact with Israel and the Palestinian Authority, but are not currently involved in the investigation of the case. We are working to bridge the gaps.” EU foreign minister says “EU is appalled by the sight and condemns the use of disproportionate force”