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Police shut down Old City with barricades and deploy in force

Palestinian mourners carry the casket of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh out of a hospital, before being transported to a church and then her resting place, in Jerusalem, on May 13, 2022 (AHMAD GHARABLI / AFP)
Palestinian mourners carry the casket of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh out of a hospital, before being transported to a church and then her resting place, in Jerusalem, on May 13, 2022 (AHMAD GHARABLI / AFP)

Police have closed off Jerusalem’s Old City with barricades and deployed across the area, preventing more mourners from joining Abu Akleh’s procession.

The Old City entryway by Jaffa Gate is already densely packed with Palestinians and journalists waiting to carry her body to Mount Zion for burial.

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