Thousands mourned dead journalist

The streets around the Old Town were closed and security strengthened. Television footage shows how tumult initially broke out in the funeral procession when Israeli police entered the crowd to take down Palestinian flags.

Before Shireen Abu Akleh was taken to her final resting place in Jerusalem, she received on Thursday what looked like a state funeral in Ramallah in the West Bank.

– Her voice went into every home, the loss of her is a wound in our hearts, says mourner Hadil Hamdan.

The experienced Al Jazeera journalist was shot dead on Wednesday in connection with an Israeli raid in a refugee camp in the city of Jenin.

The Israeli military, which is investigating the incident, states in a statement that there are “two possibilities” for where the deadly bullet came from. Either the journalist was hit by Palestinian shelling or she was hit when an Israeli soldier responded to the fire from his vehicle.

The funeral was held in a church in the Old City of Jerusalem.

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