Blinken expresses his country´s "deep" annoyance at the Israeli police´s storming of the funeral procession of journalist Shirin Abu Akleh

US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken expressed the United States' "deep annoyance" over the interference of the Israeli police in the funeral of the Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh.

"We were deeply disturbed to see the scenes of Israeli police storming her funeral procession," Blinken said in a statement.

"Every family deserves to be able to bury their loved ones in a respectful and unimpeded manner," he added.

"We remain in close contact with our Israeli and Palestinian counterparts, and we call on everyone to maintain calm and avoid any actions that would escalate tension," he added.

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