- Israeli police charged mourners during the funeral procession of a slain Al Jazeera journalist.
- Videos from the scene show police beating mourners as Shireen Abu Akleh's casket nearly falls.
- Al Jazeera accused Israeli forces of shooting and killing the 51-year-old veteran reporter on Wednesday.
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Israeli police rushed at mourners during the Friday funeral procession for slain Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, nearly causing her casket to fall to the ground.
Footage aired by Al Jazeera shows police confronting mourners as they moved Abu Akleh's casket from a hospital in East Jerusalem. A group of officers then stormed into the mourners, pushing them back as they struggle to hold onto the casket.
Some officers could also be seen beating mourners before multiple loud bangs go off and smoke spreads.
"The Israeli army is asking people if they are Christian or Muslim. If youâ€™re Muslim you werenâ€™t allowed in." - @ajimran
Al Jazeera accused Israeli troops of killing 51-year-old Abu Akleh — who was wearing a vest marked with "Press" — during a Wednesday raid in the West Bank's Jenin refugee camp.
The network said her death was a "blatant murder, violating international laws and norms."
The Israeli Defence Forces initially challenged this accusation and said it was "looking into the possibility that journalists were hit by the Palestinian gunmen," but has since backtracked and said it wasn't sure who fired the fatal shot.
According to local media reports, at least 1,000 mourners accompanied Abu Akley's casket to the cemetery on Friday. Footage showed crowded streets as people paid their respects to the slain journalist.
One video shows Israeli police rip a Palestinian flag off the van carrying Abu Akley's casket as it proceeds with the funeral procession to the cemetery, according to Kan, Israel's public broadcasting network. Israeli police said stones were thrown at officers before they rushed mourners, the Times of Israel reported. Reuters video shows objects being thrown at police, though the video was taken before Abu Akleh's casket was carried. It's unclear if rocks were thrown at Israeli police before they rushed at the mourners carrying Abu Akleh's body.
The US State Department called for an "immediate and thorough" investigation of Abu Akleh's killing.
Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and Foreign Minister Yair Lapid both said they offered to start a joint investigation with the Palestinian Authority.