The Killing of Shireen Abu Akleh

A Flag, a Song, a Rock, a Voice

Mural in honor of Shireen Abu Akleh, Gaza City.

Shireen Abu Akleh specialized in covering the funerals of Palestinians killed by the IDF. She had reported on dozens for Voice of Palestine and Al Jazeera. But none quite like her own, when thousands of mourners gathered at the St. Joseph’s Hospital to escort her casket through the streets of Jerusalem, two days after she had been shot in the head by an Israeli sniper.

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Jeffrey St. Clair is editor of CounterPunch. His most recent book is An Orgy of Thieves: Neoliberalism and Its Discontents (with Alexander Cockburn). He can be reached at: or on Twitter @JeffreyStClair3

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