No Israeli police officers will be punished, despite brutally assaulting mourners at last month\u0026#039;s funeral procession for slain Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, a leading newspaper in Israel reported Thursday.\r\n\r\n\u0022We all know what happened, and we demand accountability for Israel\u0026#039;s murder of Shireen Abu Akleh.\u0022\r\n\r\nAccording to Haaretz, the decision to not hold any police commanders or officers accountable for their misconduct during Abu Akleh\u0026#039;s May 13 funeral was made in advance of the official investigation.\r\n\r\nAs thousands of mourners made their way through occupied East Jerusalem, Israeli police attacked the cortege with batons, stun grenades, and tear gas, while stealing Palestinian flags from mourners and smashing the window of the hearse carrying Abu Akleh\u0026#039;s coffin. At one point, officers assaulted pallbearers carrying the casket, nearly causing them to drop it to the ground.\r\n\r\n\u0022We all saw Israeli police beat Palestinian pallbearers and mourners in Shireen Abu Akleh\u0026#039;s funeral procession,\u0022 the U.S. Campaign for Palestinian rights tweeted. \u0022There\u0026#039;s video evidence of their brutal violence.\u0022\r\n\r\n\u0022We all know what happened,\u0022 the group added, \u0022and we demand accountability for Israel\u0026#039;s murder of Shireen Abu Akleh.\u0022\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nIsraeli police claimed the mourners did not have permission to carry Abu Akleh\u0026#039;s casket on foot.\r\n\r\n\u0022Obviously the images that emerged were unpleasant and could have been different, but overall the police acted well in a complex and violent incident,\u0022 one senior officer told Haaretz.\r\n\r\nAbu Akleh, 51, was a renowned Al Jazeera reporter who was fatally shot in the face while covering an Israeli military raid of the Jenin refugee camp in the illegally occupied West Bank on May 11. Another Palestinian journalist, Ali al-Samoudi, was shot in the back but survived.\r\n\r\nJamal Huwail, a university professor who helped drag Abu Akleh\u0026#039;s body from the road where she was shot, told CNN that Israeli forces \u0022were shooting directly at the journalists.\u0022\r\n\r\nIsraeli officials initially blamed Palestinian militants for killing Abu Akleh. However, separate investigations by The Washington Post, The Associated Press, CNN, Bellingcat, and the Israeli human rights group B\u0026#039;Tselem confirmed claims by eyewitnesses and Al Jazeera that an Israeli soldier shot the reporters.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nThe Palestinian Journalists Syndicate claims Abu Akleh was the 86th journalist to be killed while covering Israeli oppression since the West Bank, Gaza, and East Jerusalem were occupied in 1967.\r\n\r\nPhyllis Bennis and Richard Falk of the Institute of Policy Studies called Abu Akleh\u0026#039;s killing \u0022part of a longer pattern of Israeli violence and collective punishment—not just against journalists but against all Palestinians — committed with impunity and rationalized by trumped-up \u0026#039;security\u0026#039; concerns.\u0022\r\n\r\nNews of the Israeli decision comes ahead of a visit by U.S. President Joe Biden to Israel, the occupied West Bank, and Saudi Arabia next month.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nBiden has faced criticism for supporting apartheid Israel and fundamentalist Saudi Arabia—whose repressive absolute monarchy has been implicated in the grisly murder of journalist and U.S. resident Jamal Khashoggi—and for failing to thoroughly investigate Abu Akleh\u0026#039;s killing.