The veteran reporter’s coffin was almost dropped when police attacked the pallbearers during her funeral last month
Israeli police said Thursday they had concluded an internal investigation into violence at the funeral of slain Al Jazeera News Today Jazeera TV journalist Shireen Abu Akleh — without however releasing any findings.
Thousands had attended the service in Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem, and images of the unrest were broadcast live on TV.Israeli authorities blamed Palestinian protesters for the ugly scenes.
Police commander Kobi Shabtai said Thursday that “we cannot remain indifferent to these harsh images and we must investigate so that sensitive events of this order are not violently disturbed by rioters.
“The police under my instructions investigated to assess the action of its forces on the ground in order to draw conclusions and improve the operational progress in this type of event,” he said in a statement.
The results of the probe were presented to the minister of public works, said a police spokesperson.
Abu Akleh was shot and killed last month while covering an Israeli army operation in Jenin camp in the occupied West Bank.