Israeli police will investigate 'events' surrounding funeral of Palestinian journalist: Minister

Israeli police will investigate 'events' surrounding funeral of Palestinian journalist: Minister

Jerusalem (CNN)Israeli police say they will hold an investigation "into the events that ensued during the funeral" procession of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh on Friday. "Unfortunately, during the course of the funeral, severe violent events unfolded on the part of those participating that worsened the situation on the ground," Israeli Minister of Public Security Omer Bar-Lev said in a statement to CNN. "The investigative team appointed by Police Commissioner Kobi Shabtai and headed by Brigadier General Anna Ben Mordechai -- a seasoned commander who is familiar with the area in which the funeral took place -- will hold a comprehensive investigation into what happened during the funeral over the next day, in order to produce lessons from the incident. These lessons will be presented to the police commissioner …
More on: www.cnn.com