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PA daily: Terrorists buried by Israel are “Martyrs” who died for the “national struggle”

     "Discussions have begun over the possibility that the Israeli occupation authorities will hand over the bodies of the Palestinian Martyrs (Shahids) from the numbered cemeteries… Israeli occupation forces continue to hold a large number of bodies of Palestinians and Arabs, who died as Martyrs during operations related to the conflict with Israel. [The bodies are held] in secret cemeteries, known as the numbered cemeteries…
In clarification, the internet site 'The Numbered Cemeteries' has announced that Israel may be the only country in the world that imposes punishments on bodies: It holds an unknown number of bodies of Palestinian and Arab Martyrs, who died as Martyrs at different stages of the national struggle."

Note: 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 have been documented.
The "Numbered Cemeteries" website mentioned in the article is a Palestinian website that was launched with the national campaign to return the bodies buried in the numbered cemeteries. The campaign is being led by the Jerusalem Legal Aid and Human Rights Center, and the Arabic Media Internet Network.
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