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Official PA daily reports on funeral of suicide bomber who blew up pizza shop, killing 15

“Thousands of Tubas district residents and Northern Jordan Valley participated in the funeral of Martyr (Shahid) Izz Al-Din Al-Masri to his grave in the village of Aqqaba, after the occupation authorities released his bones, after 13 years, from the so-called ‘numbered cemeteries.’
District Governor of Tubas and the Northern Jordan Valley Rabih Al-Khandaqji and Aqqaba Mayor Jamal Abu Ara participated in the funeral…
The military and popular funeral procession passed through the streets of Aqqaba. It left from the Turkish government hospital in Tubas, and continued to the homes of the family members, and afterwards to the Martyrs’ cemetery, where he was buried in his hometown of Aqqaba.
In his eulogy, Al-Khandaqji emphasized that the reception of the Martyrs in such a national and festive atmosphere, with the participation of all the forces and factions of the national and Islamic activity, expresses the unity and solidarity of the Palestinian cause…
During the ceremony, the Martyr’s relatives expressed their pride in their son, emphasizing that Palestine, which sacrifices Martyrs, will obtain freedom someday.”
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Izz Al-Din Al-Masri – suicide bomber who carried out the Aug. 9, 2001 bombing of the Sbarro pizza restaurant in Jerusalem, in which 15 civilians were killed, including 7 children, and 130 wounded. Israel transferred the terrorist’s body to the PA on April 29, 2014.

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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