In response, Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan instructed the police on Tuesday to stop the returning of terrorists' bodies to their families for burials.
"I was just shown the outrageous images from the funeral last night in East Jerusalem, in which the conditions set by the police were violated and the commitments made by the families were broken," Erdan said. "The terrorists' families lied to the High Court of Justice. It's a shame the High Court believed them and pressured the police to return all the bodies by Ramadan."
The police had delayed for six months the return of the bodies of East Jerusalem terrorists until reaching agreements with their families that funerals will be held late at night with a small number of participants—precisely to avoid such displays of incitement that encourage others to carry out attacks as well. Families were required to sign guarantees to that end.
At first the families charged that it was the desire to take revenge against them, not the concern of incitement, which prevented police from returning the bodies to them for burial.