Vigil for Shireen in NYC

Vigil in New York City, on May 13, 2022. in honor of Al-Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, recently murdered by Zionist forces at the Jenin refugee camp in the West Bank, Palestine.

Shireen Abu Akleh was a Palestinian-American journalist who worked as a reporter for the Arabic-language channel Al Jazeera for 25 years,

On May 11, 2022, while wearing a blue vest with “PRESS” written on it, she was shot and killed while covering a raid by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) on the Jenin refugee camp in the West Bank.

The UN Special Rapporteur on Palestine, Francesca Albanese, said that the crime constitutes a “serious violation of international humanitarian law and is potentially a war crime under the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.”

On May 13, a unanimous United Nations Security Council resolution condemned the killing and demanded “an immediate, thorough, transparent and impartial investigation into her killing”.

June 24, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) said it had concluded Abu Akleh was killed by a bullet fired by the IDF. The Palestinian Authority (PA) investigation had reached the same conclusion, claiming she was shot deliberately while trying to flee.

To make things worse, Israeli police violently disrupted her funeral procession, Abu Akleh’s funeral procession on May 13 began at the Saint Joseph Hospital in East Jerusalem, With Tens of Thousands of mourners attending, As the funeral began Israeli police burst through the gates and attacked mourners with batons and stun grenades, some repeatedly hitting and kicking pallbearers that were backed against a wall resulting in her coffin nearly falling to the ground.

In footage, taken from security cameras installed at Saint Joseph’s Hospital, dozens of Israeli police officers are seen storming the hospital building while Abu Akleh’s casket had not yet left, as they hit, shove, and trample on patients, officers also threw stun grenades, wounding and causing burns to medical staff. The manner of Abu Akleh’s death and the subsequent violent disruption at her funeral, drew widespread international condemnation of Israel,


Thousands of Protesters turned to the streets across numerous cities internationally during Nakba Day commemorations, including London, New York City, and Washington, D.C. where members of the Neturei Karta

Shared their outrage on the murder of Abu Akleh

Rabbi Joseph Kohn from Neturei Karta International speaking


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