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Abbas reiterates his commitment to get Israel to release Martyrs’ bodies “in order to guarantee the rights of Martyrs’ relatives to honor their sons and bury them”

     The bodies being held by Israel referred to in the article are those of Palestinian terrorists.
Headline: “Al-Ruweidi: The issue of the release of the Martyrs’ bodies without any conditions is the top priority for the presidency.”
“Secretary-General of the Jerusalem Division in the president’s office, Ahmed Al-Ruweidi… said yesterday [Feb. 4, 2016] in an interview with Radio Mawtini: “Yesterday, the president [Abbas] received the relatives of the Martyrs (Shahids) whose bodies are being held by the occupation authorities, and briefed them regarding the contact he maintains, together with relevant bodies, with the highest levels and echelons in order to guarantee the rights of the Martyrs’ relatives to honor their sons and bury them in their cities without any preconditions.”

Palestinian terror wave (2015-2016) – Palestinian violence and terror attacks against Israelis, ‎including stabbings, shootings, throwing Molotov cocktails, and car rammings. It started in September 2015 and as of July 2016, 40 people were killed (36 Israelis, 1 Palestinian, 2 Americans, and 1 foreign worker from Eritrea) and over 500 wounded.

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