Police said on Thursday (May 19) that Israel had arrested one of the bearers of Shirin Abu Agle’s coffin, but denied a lawyer’s claim that his detention was linked to his involvement in the journalist’s funeral.
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Amro Abu Kuder, one of the bearers of the coffin of a Palestinian-American Al Jazeera journalist, was released from a hospital in East Jerusalem, east of the Israeli-occupied and annexed city, during his funeral on May 13. Israeli police carrying a coffin wrapped in a Palestinian flag were beaten with sticks, which drew international condemnation.
Amr Abu Gudir’s lawyer, Kaltoon Najm, told AFP on Thursday that police had questioned his client about his role in the funeral. The Israelis also claimed to have “Confidential document about a member of a terrorist organization (Amro Abu Gudir)“, He added.”I think they (Israeli officials, editorial note) will arrest other young people who attended the funeral“, he said. “For them, the subject of the funeral and the coffin was outrageous.
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Israeli police have denied any involvement between Amro Abu Gudir’s funeral and his arrest. “We see an attempt to develop a conspiracy theory that is fundamentally flawedThus, the police report said. “The suspect was arrested as part of a series of investigations, in addition to the charges of attending a funeral.“, Added the police referring to it”The detention of the suspect was extended by the court.Police ordered an investigation into the incident and justified their intervention in Shreen Abu Agle’s funeral.RebelsThose in the procession hurled grenades at police. She also spoke of the need to suppress slogans.NationalistsOr the Palestinians.
Thousands of Palestinians have attended the funeral of Shirin Abu Agle, who was shot in the head by Israeli forces in the Jenin refugee camp on the West Bank, an area occupied by Israel since 1967. Palestinians and Al Jazeera news agencies claim Israeli troops. Israel said she may have been killed by Palestinian gunmen or by an Israeli sniper rifle while she was being killed.
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