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Israel/Palestine: Statement by the High Representative on the police action at the funeral of Shireen Abu Akleh

13.05.2022 EEAS Press Team

The European Union is appalled by the scenes unfolding on Friday during the funeral procession of the American-Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh in occupied East Jerusalem.

The EU  condemns the disproportionate use of force and the disrespectful behaviour by the Israeli police against the participants of the mourning procession. 

Allowing for a peaceful farewell and letting mourners grieve in peace without harassment and humiliation, is the minimal human respect .

The EU reiterates its call for a thorough and independent investigation that clarifies all the circumstances of Shireen Abu Akleh’s death that brings those responsible for her killing to justice.

Peter Stano
Lead Spokesperson for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy
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Lauranne Devillé
Press Officer for Foreign Affairs and Security
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