Shireen Abu Akleh’s coffin dropped after Israeli police charge mourners at journalist’s funeral

  • Published on May 12, 2022
  • Shireen Abu Akleh’s coffin was almost dropped to the floor amid scuffles between Israeli police and Palestinian mourners ahead of the journalist’s funeral.
    Many waved Palestinian flags and chanted as they crowded around the casket at the start of the procession from St. Joseph’s Hospital in east Jerusalem.
    In footage obtained by Reuters, police can be seen charging the crowd back towards a building as stun grenades are fired, leading to Abu Akleh’s coffin being upended before pallbearers manage to raise it back onto their shoulders.
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Comments • 132

  • bebomac5
    bebomac5 12 days ago +108

    “Police had to intervene when the coffin fell”?..
    Is this serious?
    The coffin fell because the police were beating the shit out of the people carrying it.
    Absolutely disgusting act. Absolutely disgusting reporting.

    • Nishant Magar
      Nishant Magar 12 days ago +1

      Yeah. What the duck. They should actually show the attack itself.

    • Chris Marshall
      Chris Marshall 12 days ago +2

      they wont admit that. Allah knows

  • missL
    missL 12 days ago +82

    Scuffles??? They’re literally beating up people who are only mourning! Get your facts straight

  • Gold Heart
    Gold Heart 12 days ago +108

    Christians and Muslims in Jerusalem must be protected

      SHIVAJI RAJE 10 days ago

      @Adi Prastyo pakistan,afganistan,bangladesh,????

    • Adi Prastyo
      Adi Prastyo 10 days ago

      @SHIVAJI RAJE Indonesia is muslim mayority and hindu very save,..🙏✨

      SHIVAJI RAJE 10 days ago

      until their majority

  • Waka Waka
    Waka Waka 12 days ago +18

    "Israeli police had to intervene when the coffin was dropped.." really?
    what an example of journalism, truly "Independent" indeed 🤮

  • Musaxcoco
    Musaxcoco 12 days ago +26

    THIS IS A NEW LEVEL OF DISRESPECT FOR PALESTINIAN LIFE AND DEATH BY THE OCCUPIERS THIS CASE SHOULD BE TAKEN TO THE HIGHEST LEVEL OF INTERNATIONAL COURT AS THIS IS A WAR CRIME 1.They murdered her while she's in her press gear 2. They attacked the church where her funeral was being held 3.They smashed the windows of the car transporting her coffin 4.They attacked mourners carrying her coffin until they dropped it. 5.they raided her house shortly after she was killed. Christians and Muslims in Jerusalem must be protected

    • chrisivory121
      chrisivory121 11 days ago

      Do Palestinians have respect that they have lost

  • Darvin Milevic
    Darvin Milevic 12 days ago +30

    Disgusting and dispicable but that's what I expect from an occupying force. This from people who have suffered so much, it is incomprehensible.

  • A O
    A O 12 days ago +24

    This is despicable let them bury their dead, disgusting.

  • : Antypas
    : Antypas 12 days ago +36

    Good to learn that The Independent is a spokesperson for the Israeli government.

  • Ry P
    Ry P 12 days ago +11

    The only intervening police did was the hit the people carrying the coffin. What a disgraceful bit of reporting

  • nothing nothing
    nothing nothing 12 days ago +17

    Christian Palestinians, Muslims Palestinians and Jewish Palestinians will never give up until Palestine is free.

  • Diaz Virdani
    Diaz Virdani 12 days ago +6

    *RIP Shireen Abu Akleh ❤*
    *Free Palestine 🇵🇸🇵🇸🇵🇸 ✝️☪️*

  • Hassan Tara
    Hassan Tara 12 days ago +40

    The title is not matching with video nor what happened in reality when occupation armored troops attacked the coffin carrying mourners and almost dropped the coffin on the ground outside the hospitals. check Aljazira news they are more independent and accurate journalism than the dependent "independent"😂

  • NickinFilm
    NickinFilm 12 days ago +4

    This was a disgrace as her killing. Execution of a member of the press is a low act. International condemnation of this should be loud. A desire to respect the human rights of the people of Palestine cannot be silenced or misappropriated as Anti Semitism. Brothers and Sisters our religions may differ, our wealth and strength may be imbalanced, but we are all on this earth for such a short time, and every person has a right to life and liberty.

  • Manoush
    Manoush 12 days ago +5

    Did Independent say that Israeli police intervene when the coffin was dropped ?!! Really, shireen was your coworker a journalist. I’m just done of this world

  • Gold Heart
    Gold Heart 12 days ago +10

    Why don't you show the full report🤬, I won't see your news anymore independent 😈😈. There is a clip of the attack on the dead

  • M.A.
    M.A. 12 days ago +6

    We want an independent investigation! We want justice for Palestine! Justice for shireen! Or we want the same treatment as the Ukraine get! Or russia should do the investigation in bucha!!

  • Soukaina Soukaina
    Soukaina Soukaina 10 days ago +2

    حسبي الله ونعم الوكيل

  • Nik Romanov
    Nik Romanov 12 days ago +1

    Eres un ídolo PORNTINDER.Uno siempre en mi corazón,hermosa,amord,elecciones,culturales.❤️ Son unos de los mejores conciertos.

  • Picture Planet
    Picture Planet 11 days ago +1

    The independent seems to be less independent to show the real story! Shame!

  • Yasser El-Harmil
    Yasser El-Harmil 11 days ago +1

    Ha? “Israeli police had to intervene when the coffin dropped”??? Don’t you dare showing when Israel forces attacked pallbearers until the coffin was going to fall??? Shame

  • stoufer2000
    stoufer2000 12 days ago +26

    There seems to be an issue with your sub title commentary. It does not seem to reflect reality

  • Sam
    Sam 12 days ago +1

    I have lost all respect for this company (the independent),what shoddy reporting!

  • Éamonn Síoċáin
    Éamonn Síoċáin 12 days ago +9

    Wrong. The police fired a shot which startled the pallbearers. The coffin nearly touched the ground, but a man rushed in to prevent that.

    • AJ
      AJ 12 days ago +1

      @Astorrian I think people around the world are waking up to the brutality inflicted on Palestinians after watching this footage.

    • Astorrian
      Astorrian 12 days ago +1

      @AJ Watch the footage here:

    • AJ
      AJ 12 days ago +3

      Police didn't fire a shot. They beat pallbearers who then almost dropped the coffin. You can see the footage clearly on aljazeera.

  • Amira Ch
    Amira Ch 12 days ago +2


  • Entry Enquiry
    Entry Enquiry 12 days ago +2

    An eye witness testifies:
    "A throng came from all sides of the coffin and started to brutally seize the corpse, punching air and attempting to brutally smash the corpse from all directions. A voice from above called, "Her grave will be filled with hot lava from hell which will painfully burn her. Snakes and scorpions will keep biting her until she is thrown into her permanent eternal residence of hell. Congratulations on your victory and try your level best."
    Is this something we believe in? Such horrific timeless torture? Astonishing!

  • Jorge Flores
    Jorge Flores 10 days ago

    this people are ruthless cowards inhumane hearthless something needs to be done abusers bullys

  • Tee FX
    Tee FX 11 days ago

    How the world got together to challenge the killing of Charlie Hebdo and now see the their reaction whit Shireen. Hypocrisy at its finest.

  • Isaiah Alvarez
    Isaiah Alvarez 12 days ago

    For real can you guys be more out of the loop show us the moment where they pulled out their batons and began brutally beating the Paul bearers. Leave our Christians alone Israel.

  • Enigmatic Imagination
    Enigmatic Imagination 12 days ago +12

    this video didn't show the Israeli brutality.

  • siraj ma
    siraj ma 11 days ago +1

    West support them and this people don’t Evan like Christian reporter death .
    God bless her .
    She is shaheed
    God give her paradise .

  • Frank X
    Frank X 11 days ago +1

    But it does like they used the funeral/coffin as an excuse to enter a Catholic area with Palestinian flags, of course police won't tolerate such provocation

  • a b
    a b 11 days ago

    🤔When I saw how the Zionists treated the coffin of the Christian journalist "Shirin Abu Akleh", I understood what the Jews did to Jesus.🤦‍♂️

  • Lost Khan
    Lost Khan 12 days ago +2

    These two sides have been at each other for the part 20 years , and nothing has changed, same headlines etc but humanity prays for peace and not violence 👍

    • Retor Gere
      Retor Gere 10 days ago

      Tell me how you’d you feel and act when your land is stolen and your people getting killed for 75 yrlesrs

    • Showkat Khan
      Showkat Khan 12 days ago +10

      I am sure you would do far worse if your land was stolen and denied freedom through a religious text that you didn't believe in.

  • Farhan Ahmed
    Farhan Ahmed 10 days ago

    The state of Israel is aparthied (Amnesty International)

  • Abdou Benhachem
    Abdou Benhachem 11 days ago


  • Ali Al-Jumaili
    Ali Al-Jumaili 12 days ago

    Palestinians' bravery and sacrifices will force the occupier to a 2-states solution

  • Mohammed Koya
    Mohammed Koya 11 days ago

    The Independent, what a total disappointment. Luckily people dont rely on you for unbiased reporting.

  • Clive Smith
    Clive Smith 12 days ago +2

    Boycott all j**i*h business.

  • Clive Smith
    Clive Smith 12 days ago +3

    I'm unsubscribing. The Independent is not independent anymore.

  • this is cake
    this is cake 11 days ago


  • MrOboema
    MrOboema 11 days ago

    Isn't religion beautiful? Killed because of a religious dispute. Funeral disgraced for the same reason.
    Has every religious hypocrite lost all their humanity together with their minds?!

  • Vika Petyxova
    Vika Petyxova 12 days ago

    Ese atuendo me vuelve loco CUMPUSSYY.Uno loco contigo y tienes ese cuerpo curvilíneo, hiciste un buen trabajo modelándolo también. También me gusta el último atuendo. Me encantah cómo los cinturones de liga se.

  • carforumwanker
    carforumwanker 12 days ago +3

    Russians and Israelis .....both the same

  • chrisivory121
    chrisivory121 11 days ago

    This is her karma...... Killed by Palestinians......whom she supported with false reports on Israel....

  • Mohammad Hamad
    Mohammad Hamad 11 days ago

    Dismantle Israeli apartheid.

  • Not Interested
    Not Interested 12 days ago

    Is this in Africa?

    • Boba
      Boba 12 days ago +8

      This is in Palestine. Reporter was shot dead by the Israeli sniper. And Israeli army denied peaceful funeral service

  • MSM are trash
    MSM are trash 12 days ago