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The White House has condemned images of Israeli police hitting mourners in Jerusalem as "disturbing."

White House condemns ‘disturbing’ footage of Israeli police beating mourners in Jerusalem

 

The White House described video footage from Jerusalem showing Israeli police using batons to knock back pallbearers carrying the casket of a dead Palestinian-American journalist for Al Jazeera as "very troubling."


She commented after Israeli police were spotted pulling away Palestinian flags and assaulting mourners as they made their way to a Catholic Church in the old city, against security restrictions, as they carried the body of dead Al Jazeera reporter Shireen Abu Akleh through the streets.


'Well, first and foremost, I would say that we have all seen those photographs, and they are clearly upsetting,' she says. When asked about the incident, Psaki stated it happened after the shooting of a TV journalist who was a regular on the network and a US citizen. Israel's Defense Forces...

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