Wednesday, May 18, 2022


 posted by frenchie

Shireen Abu Akleh, a Christian Palestinian American veteran reporter of the Middle East was shot through the head on Wednesday May 11th by Isreali Forces in the Occupied West Bank territory while she was covering Israeli army raids in the city of Jenin in the Northern West Bank.

On Friday  morning as the funeral cortege was attempting to leave the courtyard of the St Joseph hospital in Jerusalem, IDF charged the crowd under the pretense that they had received stones.

During the charge, people were bitten with truncheons, including the Pall bearers, who at one point dropped the coffin to the ground. A man carrying a large flower cross was beaten to the point he dropped the cross on several occasion.

You can see one of many reports Here

Finally a hearse was authorized to take the coffin to the Cathedral of the Announciation of the Virgin of Jerusalem Old City (under Israeli military presence) for a funeral Mass.

Sadly this assault of a Catholic Funeral march did not even raised a protest from the Vatican.

After the funeral Mass, the procession was allowed to proceed to the Mt Zion cemetery where she was buried next to her parents.

The White House reacted to the death of an American journalist, with the bare minimum. Jen Psaki stating :" we regret the intrusion into what should have been a peaceful procession. We urged respect for mourners and family"

The relentless persecution of Palestinian Christians over the last 75 years has resulted in the immigration of millions from Jerusalem and the West Bank, with only lip service given from the Vatican and the West who have abandoned the oldest Christian communities in the World as de facto victims of Ethnic cleansing. 

Lets pray for our persecuted brothers and sisters

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