Tuesday, Sept. 17
Latest News
  1. Palestinian goverment: 26 million in development of ministries
  2. Rudeineh: Washington us unable to achieve anything by itself
  3. US: “No plan for unilateral annexation by Israel of the West Bank"
  4. Cluster of incendiary balloons land in southern Israel
  5. Palestinian FM condemns Germany's vote to define BDS as 'anti-Semitic'
  6. Israeli forces forcibly evict Muslim worshipers from Al-Aqsa
  7. Israeli forces detain 14-year-old Palestinian near Ramallah
  8. Erekat: Deviation from peace terms of reference doomed to fail
  9. Iceland's Hatari shocks Eurovision with Palestinian flags
  10. UNRWA: 4 Palestinian children killed in attack on Syria refugee camp

Israel returns bodies of 3 Palestinians

Feb. 22, 2016 10:38 P.M. (Updated: Feb. 23, 2016 3:22 P.M.)
RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- Israeli authorities on Monday returned the bodies of three Palestinians who where shot dead by Israeli forces last week -- two after carrying out an attack on Israelis and one during clashes.

The bodies of Yasir al-Shawarma and Omar Muhammad Amro were released to their families at the Ofer detention center west of Ramallah.

The two Palestinians from al-Qubieba north of Jerusalem were both shot dead after attempting to carry out an armed attack on Israeli police forces at Damascus Gate outside Jerusalem's Old City on Sunday last week.

Their bodies were taken to the Palestine Medical Complex, where dozens of youths from their hometown received them.

Meanwhile, the body of 21-year-old Khalid Taqatqa from Beit Fajjar near Bethlehem was returned to his family at the nearby Husan checkpoint, before it was taken to Beit Jala's governmental hospital.

Taqtaqa was shot and fatally wounded during clashes outside Beit Fajjar on Friday last week. He was taken to Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem where he succumbed to his wounds.

After a surge of violence began in October, the Israel government began a policy of holding the bodies of alleged attackers, in what rights groups decried as collective punishment of their families.

However, the policy was largely reversed in December, following concerns from Israel's security establishment that it was only further stoking tensions, and most bodies have since been returned.
Most Read
Powered By: HTD Technologies
Ma'an News Agency
All rights reserved © 2005-2015