Israeli Police Violence at Al Jazeera Journalist's Funeral Reveals a Deeper Problem

The decisions of Israeli police at events like journalist Shireen Abu Akleh's funeral display their inability to see the humanity and pain of the Palestinian people

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Nir Hasson
Nir Hasson

Police, dressed in black, wearing helmets and protective gear, using their batons to assault people carrying a coffin at a funeral procession. They strike their legs until the coffin slips, almost hitting the ground. This is what most of the world saw – and this is what most of the world will remember from the funeral of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, which took place in Jerusalem on Friday.

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