Israel Stops Return Of Terrorists’ Bodies After Incitement At Palestinian Funeral

Palestinian mourners wave flags of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad movement in the West Bank village of Qatanna, on May 23, 2016, during the funeral of Maram Abu Ismail, 23, and her brother Ibrahim Taha, 16, who were shot dead by Israeli police last month at the Qalandiya checkpoint after attempting …
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Ynetnews reports: The funeral of terrorist Alaa Abu Jamal from Jabel Mukaber turned into a display of hatred and incitement overnight Monday, with some 200 East Jerusalem residents crowding outside the cemetery and calling out “Allahu Akbar” and “In blood and spirit we will avenge you, shahid.”

In response, Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan instructed the police on Tuesday to stop the returning of terrorists’ bodies to their families for burials.

“I was just shown the outrageous images from the funeral last night in East Jerusalem, in which the conditions set by the police were violated and the commitments made by the families were broken,” Erdan said. “The terrorists’ families lied to the High Court of Justice. It’s a shame the High Court believed them and pressured the police to return all the bodies by Ramadan.”

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