Shireen Abu Aqleh: thousands attend state memorial in West Bank

Palestinians line streets in Ramallah as journalist’s coffin travels through, after shooting in Jenin on Wednesday

Shireen Abu Aqleh, the Palestinian American journalist shot dead during an Israeli army operation, has been honoured with a full state memorial in the West Bank city of Ramallah.

At least 5,000 people lined the streets on Thursday as her coffin, draped in the Palestinian flag, was driven through the city and the Qalandia checkpoint en route to St Joseph hospital nearer her home in occupied East Jerusalem. Her funeral will be held in the holy city on Friday.

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