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Palestinians mourn Abu Akleh as service set to begin in Ramallah

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State service for the slain Al Jazeera journalist will take place at the presidential compound in Ramallah.

Ramallah, occupied West Bank – A state service for the slain Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh is expected to begin shortly in the Palestinian city of Ramallah, a day after she was killed by Israeli forces.

Abu Akleh’s body left the Istishari Hospital in the occupied West Bank city on Thursday morning, and will be taken to the Palestinian Authority’s (PA) presidential compound, where President Mahmoud Abbas will honour her and bid her farewell.

A military service will then be held for Abu Akleh at the compound.

After the service, Abu Akleh’s body will be taken in a convoy to the St Louis French Hospital in Sheikh Jarrah, in occupied East Jerusalem, where her family lives.

Abu Akleh’s burial is expected to take place on Friday in occupied

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