Israeli security forces assaulted mourners before the funeral of Al Jazeera reporter Shireen Abu Akleh. Friday was a bloody day of violence that saw the death of an Israeli police officer. Israeli security forces attacked mourners ahead of the funeral. Al Jazeera reported that the funeral was to be held in Tel Aviv.

Israeli security forces and Palestinians clash in the West Bank before the funeral of a prominent Palestinian-American journalist. The funeral in Jerusalem for Shireen Abu Akleh began with a violent melee Friday when Israeli security forces shoved and assaulted the people carrying her wooden casket to a church.

Israeli forces raided an adjacent area Friday, exchanging gunfire with armed Palestinians. She was wearing protective gear that identified her as a member of the press when she was killed. The woman was killed in the raid in the West Bank city of Yerushalayim. The raid was in response to an attack on an Israeli military base in the area.

Gunbattles in and around Jenin leave 13 Palestinians wounded, including two in critical condition. A member of the Israeli security forces was wounded and later died. Israel's military said that a heavy firefight had been under way around 200 yards from where Ms. Abu Akleh died.
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