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Abbas sends wreath for bomber's grave

     ‎“A large number of people from the Jenin ‎District participated in an impressive ‎official procession yesterday [Jan. 20, ‎‎2014], which set out from the Khalil ‎Suliman Government Hospital to transfer ‎the remains of Martyr (Shahid) Majdi ‎ ‎Abd Al-Jawad Abd Al-Jabbar Khanfar to ‎the village of his birth, Silat Ad-Dhahar, ‎in the southern area of the Jenin ‎‎[District], where he was buried. ‎
District Governor of Jenin Talal Dweikat, ‎the leadership of [Fatah’s] Jenin branch, ‎the heads of the security establishment, ‎Palestinian Parliament (Legislative ‎Council) and Revolutionary Council ‎members, Mufti Muhammad Abu Sa’id ‎and representatives from both official and ‎civilian forces and institutions ‎participated in the state military funeral ‎procession.‎
Martyr Khanfar, who died as a Martyr at ‎age 21 and whose body was held for 12 ‎years in what are known as ‘the Martyrs’ ‎numbered cemeteries’ (i.e., Israeli ‎cemeteries for terrorists and enemy ‎soldiers), was shrouded in a Palestinian ‎flag and laid on government vehicles that ‎passed in an official procession through ‎the city streets, in order to transfer his ‎remains and lay him to rest at his ‎birthplace…‎
District Governor Dweikat laid a wreath ‎on behalf of the President [Mahmoud ‎Abbas] on Martyr Khanfar’s grave.”‎
From WAFA, official PA news agency

Note:‎ Majdi Khanfar was a member of the terror ‎organization the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades ‎‎(Fatah’s military wing). He and Fathi Amira ‎intended to carry out a suicide attack on ‎March 30, 2002. One terrorist was shot to ‎death and the other detonated his bomb and ‎was killed in the exchange of fire with the ‎Israeli army force dispatched to prevent the ‎attack. Israeli soldier Constantine Danilov was ‎killed during the exchange of fire. ‎

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.‎
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