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“Filthy” Israel is “a racist Nazi occupation,” says Fatah official

“Filthy” Israel is “a racist Nazi occupation,” says Fatah official

Fatah Director of Popular Resistance in the Nablus Area Nidal Battat: “In addition to the crime that the occupation committed against Martyr Nabil [Ghanem] (i.e., attempted to infiltrate Israel), it also held his body, and this is a filthy policy that the filthy occupation is implementing. I can only say that it is a racist Nazi occupation in the full sense of the word.”

[Official PA TV, June 23, 2022]

Nabil Ghanem – Palestinian who damaged the Israeli security fence, trying to infiltrate Israel near Qalqilya on June 19, 2022, causing Israeli soldiers guarding the fence to shoot and kill him.

Bodies of dead terrorists - In certain instances, Israel does not release the bodies of dead terrorists for burial by their families. There are three main reasons for this practice: First, the measure is seen as a deterrent since the fear of not receiving a proper burial as a “Martyr” or of leaving suffering parents behind may discourage potential terrorists. Second, since 2014 the Hamas terror organization has refused to release the bodies of 2 Israeli soldiers killed in Gaza, and it is also holding 2 Israeli civilians who strayed into Gaza in captivity - the bodies of the terrorists are thus held to facilitate negotiations for their return to Israel. Third, in some instances the bodies of terrorists are not released in order to prevent disturbances of the peace and incitement during the funerals.

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