Cemetery for enemy's fallen
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Israel hands over terrorists' bodies to PA

In gesture to President Abbas, Israel will transfer bodies of 130 Palestinian terrorists buried in Israel to Palestinian Authority

Israel will hand over the bodies of 130 terrorists to the Palestinian Authority in a gesture to President Mahmoud Abbas approved by the government several weeks ago, Ynet has learned.


The process is already in motion and according to the Palestinians may end this weekend.


Last week, the government directed the defense establishment to prepare for the transfer of bodies of Palestinian terrorists buried in Israel.


The matter was apparently raised during a meeting between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu envoy Yitzhak Molcho and the Palestinian president.


Last year, Israel agreed to transfer 84 bodies. The plan had been frozen after the decision became public.


"Israel and the Palestinian Authority are committed to achieving peace and the sides hope that an exchange of letters between President Abu Mazen (Abbas) and Prime Minister Netanyahu will be beneficial," a joint statement following the Molcho-Abbas meeting said.


Elior Levy contributed to this report




פרסום ראשון: 05.23.12, 13:37
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