Israel to release bodies of four martyrs held for months

Release bodies 4 martyrs

After long months in Israeli morgue refrigerators, the Israeli security authorities decided to hand over on Friday the bodies of four Palestinian martyrs, who had been killed by soldiers during different periods.

The martyrs, whose bodies are to be released today, are of Amer Aal Khalil, from Kafr Ein in Ramallah, Mohamed Tannouh, from Taqua town in Bethlehem, Abdullah Taqateqa, from Marah Rabah village in Bethlehem, and Ra’fat Harbawi, from al-Khalil.

According to the Palestinian Commission for Detainees’ and Ex-Detainees’ Affairs, the bodies belong to citizens who had been shot dead by Israeli soldiers over previous months.

Israel systematically holds the bodies of Palestinians who have been shot dead while attacking or being suspected of attacking its soldiers or settlers as part of mass punitive measures used solely against Palestinian families.

Israel also demolishes homes of Palestinian families and displaces them if their relatives carry out attacks.

(Source / 04.08.2017)

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