STORY: The body of Abu Akleh was driven in a motorcade from a hospital in the Palestinian hub city of Ramallah towards Abbas's compound. Hundreds of mourners lined on both sides of the road, some threw flowers as the vehicle carrying the coffin passed by.
Abbas said that Israeli authorities were "fully responsible" for the killing of a veteran Al Jazeera reporter, and called for an international investigation.
Israel, which has voiced regret at Abu Akleh's death, says it is looking into the incident and that the fatal shot might have been fired by a Palestinian gunman. It has proposed a joint investigation with the Palestinians, asking them to provide the bullet for examination.