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‘Palestinians’ throw stones at police at journalist’s funeral, Israel is blamed for responding



This is a common pattern that we have seen in connection with other jihads (notably in Myanmar and India) as well: Muslims attack non-Muslims. Non-Muslims then retaliate, and the international media reports the incidents as if the Muslims were entirely innocent, and were gratuitously attacked by the non-Muslims. Always and in every case, the narrative must be advanced.

“Police to investigate clashes at Abu Akleh funeral,” Jerusalem Post, May 13, 2022:

The Israel Police Commissioner in coordination with the Public Security Minister Omer Bar Lev instructed on Saturday that an investigation be conducted regarding clashes that occurred during the funeral of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, who was killed during a gunfight between IDF special forces and armed Palestinians in Jenin. 

The findings of the investigation will be presented to the Commissioner in the coming days.

At the start of the Friday funeral procession in Jerusalem, masked police officers faced scores of flag-waving and chanting Palestinians in the compound of St. Joseph’s Hospital in east Jerusalem, television footage showed.

Officers then charged the crowd, and at one point the group carrying her coffin backed against a wall and almost dropped the casket, recovering it just before one end hit the ground. 

The funeral in Jerusalem was interrupted after Israeli forces confiscated Palestinian flags hoisted by Palestinians at the funeral, held in a Jerusalem church near Jaffa Gate.

Six Palestinians were arrested during the funeral. Videos shared from the scene show Israeli forces using riot control methods such as batons and stun grenades on the Palestinian rioters.

A few minutes after the clashes with the police, her coffin was placed in a vehicle that headed toward the Cathedral of the Annunciation of the Virgin in Jerusalem’s Walled Old City, where the ceremony proceeded peacefully.

According to the police, the group of Palestinians they described as rioters had begun throwing stones in the hospital compound and police officers were forced to act in order to ensure the safety of the funeral.

“Incitement and violent riots began in the hospital plaza both before and at the beginning of the funeral procession,” the police spokesperson said.

“The rioters hurled stones and other objects toward the police officers who, in response, acted to disperse the riot. The officers arrested a handful of the rioters in order to allow the funeral to continue in a safe and lawful manner,” the spokesperson said.

“The stones and objects were hurled at officers from rioters who were near the coffin at the hospital. These rioters damaged the funeral procession vehicle, even trying to prevent it from driving once the coffin was inside. The Israel Police operated to prevent the funeral’s disruption and continuation as planned.

“Unfortunately, there are those who choose to cynically use the death of the journalist with ill intent. As of now, six suspects have been arrested who violated public order and attacked police officers both before and at the beginning of the funeral procession.”…