The White House on Friday condemned as ‘deeply disturbing’ video footage from Jerusalem of Israeli police using batons to beat back pallbearers carrying the casket of slain Palestinian-American journalist for Al Jazeera.
She spoke after broadcast images of the attack on mourners carrying the casket of slain Al Jazeera reporter Shireen Abu Akleh through streets, with Israeli police seen ripping away Palestinian flags and beating mourners as they made their way to a Catholic Church in the old city, in defiance of security orders.
‘Well, I would say first that we have all seen those images, they’re obviously deeply disturbing,’ Psaki said when asked about the event, which followed the shooting of the TV journalist, who was a fixture on the network and is a U.S. citizen. The Israel Defense…
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