The White House describes as “deeply disturbing” footage from the Jerusalem funeral of Al Jazeera reporter Shireen Abu Akleh that showed Israeli police rushing mourners at the procession.
“We have all seen those images, they’re obviously deeply disturbing,” Press Secretary Jen Psaki tells reporters.
“We regret the intrusion of what should have been a peaceful procession,” she adds.
WH Press Sec. Jen Psaki on "disturbing" images of Israeli police beating mourners who attended the funeral procession of journalist Shireen Abu Akleh in Jerusalem:
"We regret the intrusion of what should have been a peaceful procession." pic.twitter.com/RZWhTEQ9fL
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The EU also condemns the violence, saying it “is appalled by the scenes.”
The EU condemns the disproportionate use of force and the disrespectful behavior 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.”