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Pro-Palestinian rally gathers near Biden route

Protesters hold posters for slain Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh near the Augusta Victoria Hospital in East Jerusalem ahead of a visit by US President Joe Biden, Friday, July 15, 2022 (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)
Protesters hold posters for slain Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh near the Augusta Victoria Hospital in East Jerusalem ahead of a visit by US President Joe Biden, Friday, July 15, 2022 (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)

About two dozen pro-Palestinian demonstrators have gathered in East Jerusalem. The protesters are holding Palestinian flags and posters of Shireen Abu Akleh, a Palestinian-American journalist who was killed in May while covering an Israeli military raid in the West Bank.

The demonstration is several hundred meters from the hospital Biden is visiting, with Israeli police standing at a distance outside the building. It is not clear if Biden’s motorcade will pass by the crowd.

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