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Israeli Police Beat Pallbearers At Journalist's Funeral

Palestinian mourners carry the casket of Shireen Abu Akleh, near Jaffa Gate, Jerusalem, on May 13.

Palestinian mourners carry the casket of Shireen Abu Akleh, near Jaffa Gate, Jerusalem, on May 13.

Photographer: Ahmad Gharabli/AFP/Getty Images

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Jerusalem (AP) -- Israeli riot police on Friday pushed and beat pallbearers at the funeral for slain Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, causing them to briefly drop the casket in a shocking start to a procession that turned into perhaps the largest display of Palestinian nationalism in Jerusalem in a generation.