Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh

The Israeli police will open an investigation into the actions of their agents during the funeral of Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, after the international outrage that the images of violence aroused, it was announced this Saturday.

“The Israeli police commissioner, in coordination with the minister of public security, ordered an inquiry into the incident. The findings of the inquiry will be presented to the commissioner in the coming days,” the police announced in a statement published today, Jews.

In the statement, the police say that their “officers were exposed to the violence of the rioters”, who “tried to sabotage the ceremony and harm the police”, which led them “to use force”.

“The police support their agents”, but would like to “learn lessons from this incident”.

Thousands of Palestinians took part in the funeral services for Shireen Abu Akleh – a 51-year-old journalist with dual Palestinian and American nationality from the television station Al-Jazeera -, who died on Wednesday from a bullet in the head while covering a military raid. Israeli refugee camp in Jenin, West Bank, Palestinian territory occupied by Israel since 1967.

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