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PA Minister honors female suicide bomber Wafa Idris with visit to her family

     "Minister of Prisoners' Affairs, Issa Karake, said: 'The statements in recent days by Israeli Foreign Minister [Avigdor] Lieberman, against President Mahmoud Abbas and the [Palestinian] inmates in [Israeli] prisons, are proof that Israel is a full-grown racist state in the region, threatening the security of the region, its culture and its humanitarian and international principles.'
Karake's statement was made during a visit to the family of prisoner Ahmed Muhammad Ka'abna, who has been serving a life sentence since April 26, 1997… Karake and a delegation from the Ministry of Prisoners' Affairs… also visited the family of Martyr (Shahida) Wafa Idris, in the Al-Amari refugee camp, on the occasion of the National Day for Returning the Bodies of the Martyrs, on Aug. 27, 2012. Martyr Idris died a Martyrs' death on Jan. 17, 2002, and her body is still held in the Israeli numbered cemeteries. She was a volunteer for the Red Crescent. During the meeting with her siblings and her family, Karake called for international action to close the numbered cemeteries and return the bodies of all the Martyrs. He said that a numbered cemetery in Israel is a mark of shame upon humanity, since it is a terrible violation of human norms and an offense to man's dignity and the religious and moral values he holds dear."

Note: Wafa Idris was the first female suicide bomber. She killed one and injured 130 in an attack in central Jerusalem in 2002. Ahmed Muhammad Ka'abna is serving 2 life sentences for stabbing two young women to death in Wadi Kelt in 1997.
The Cemeteries for Enemy Casualties are two burial sites that are maintained by the Israeli army and are used to bury the bodies of enemy soldiers as well as terrorists. The burial sites are fenced and marked as such. The graves have markers instead of gravestones. The burial is temporary, with the assumption that the bodies will be returned to their countries in the future. No ceremony is held, and the body is buried in a numbered casket, after the details of the body's identity have been documented.
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