Fatah Revolutionary Council member from Jenin Jamal Al-Huwail spoke during a funeral procession for Al-Jazeera correspondent Shireen Abu Akleh who was killed by crossfire during clashes between militants and IDF soldiers in Jenin, saying that "Israeli society has been defeated [...] due to the actions of those who wage resistance. Footage of the funeral procession was aired live on Al-Jazeera Network (Qatar) on May 11, 2022. Al-Huwail added that in a "rare show of unity" Muslims and Christians as well as members of all Palestinian factions came to bid farewell to the "heroic martyr."
Al-Jazeera bureau chief in Jerusalem Walid Al-Omari said over the phone that "fighters from all the various factions want to bid her farewell and insist on carrying her body." Abu Akleh’s body was carried throughout the Jenin refugee camp on a stretcher, accompanied with armed men. According to reports, the procession would be followed by a burial ceremony the following day. For more information about Jamal Al-Huwail, who vocally supported recent terrorists from the Jenin areas, see MEMRI TV reports Nos. 9489, 9470, 9451, and 6005.
Jamal Al-Huwail: "Israeli society has been defeated in terms of security and military due to the actions of those who wage resistance.
"The journalists came in order to convey the truth. But Allah's will in this refugee camp, in this governorate... The sons of the refugee camp, the city, its countryside, all the factions, as well as the Cross and the Crescent came together in this refugee camp in a rare show of unity, in order to bid farewell to the heroic martyr Shireen Abu Aqleh, who has been with us since 2000, together with [Al-Jazeera reporter] Walid Al-Omari, covering what is happening in Jenin.
"May Allah have mercy on Shireen Abu Aqleh's soul, may [Palestinian journalist] Ali Samoudi have a speedy recovery, and greeting to all our heroic young men."
Man: "Say 'Allah Akbar!'"
Crowd: "Allah Akbar!"
Walid Al-Omari: "The fighters from all the various factions want to hid her farewell, and insist on carrying her body through the alleys of the refugee camp. It is clear that many people here..."
Interviewer: "What are the expected arrangements?"
Al-Omari: "They insisted that her funeral be a procession through the streets and alleys of the Jenin refugee camp. We set out from the Ibn Sina hospital, after the Christian priests prayed over her body in the hospital's courtyard, along with a large number of colleagues and citizens."