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PLO official calls terrorists who killed Israelis "Martyrs"

Headline: “Ashrawi condemned the fact that the occupation buried the bodies of four Martyrs in the numbered cemeteries”
    “PLO Executive Committee member Hanan Ashrawi strongly condemned the fact that Israel buried the bodies of Martyrs (Shahids) Abd Al-Hamid Abu Sorour (i.e., suicide bomber, wounded 21), Muhammad Taraireh (i.e., terrorist, murdered 1), Muhammad Al-Faqih (i.e., terrorist, murdered 1 with accomplice), and Rami Awaratani (i.e., terrorist, attempted to stab Israelis) in what is called the Israeli numbered cemeteries (i.e., Israeli cemeteries for terrorists and enemy soldiers).
She emphasized in a statement published yesterday [Sept. 14, 2017] by her office that this criminal behavior constitutes a blatant violation of life and the dignity of death, and constitutes an additional violation of international law and the international humanitarian constitution.
She noted Article 34 of the Additional Protocols of the Fourth Geneva Convention, which determines that ‘The remains of persons who have died for reasons related to occupation or in detention resulting from occupation or hostilities and those of persons not nationals of the country in which they have died as a result of hostilities shall be respected.’”

Abd Al-Hamid Abu Sorour – 19-year-old Hamas terrorist who on April 18, 2016, carried out a suicide bombing attack on bus no. 12 in the Talpiot neighborhood in southeast Jerusalem. 21 people were injured in the attack. Abu Sorour died of his injuries a few days later in an Israeli hospital.

Muhammad Taraireh – 17-year-old Palestinian terrorist, who stabbed and murdered 13-year-old American Israeli Hallel Yaffa Ariel, as she slept in her bed, in her home in Kiryat Arba near Hebron, on June 30, 2016. Taraireh also injured one of the Israeli security personnel before he was shot and killed.

Muhammad Al-Faqih - 29-year-old Hamas terrorist who had previously been imprisoned for planning terror attacks when affiliated with the Islamic Jihad, and Muhammad Amira, terrorist and a member of the PA police force, murdered Rabbi Michael Mark, a 48-year-old father of ten, in a shooting attack on July 1, 2016 on Route 60 in the southern Har Hebron region. Al-Faqih opened fire on the Mark family's car causing the vehicle to overturn and crash. Amira was driving the car from which Al-Faqih shot at them. Rabbi Mark’s wife Chava, 40, was also seriously wounded in the attack, and two of their children were injured – their daughter Tehila, 15, and their son Pedayah, 16. Al-Faqih and Amira fled the scene, but were located by the Israeli army on July 27, 2016. Al-Faqih resisted arrest and shot at the soldiers from his home where he had barricaded himself. Al-Faqih was killed when the Israeli soldiers shot an anti-tank missile and other artillery at his house. Amira was arrested.

Rami Awaratani – Hamas terrorist who attempted to stab Israeli soldiers at the Hawara checkpoint outside Nablus on July 31, 2016. Awaratani was shot and killed by the soldiers.

The Cemeteries for Enemy Casualties are two burial sites maintained by the Israeli army for burying the bodies of enemy soldiers as well as terrorists. They are fenced and well-marked. Graves have markers instead of gravestones. Burial is temporary, on the assumption that the bodies will eventually be returned to their countries of origin. No ceremony is held. The bodies are buried in numbered caskets after their identities are documented.

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