Israeli army hands over body of slain Palestinian

JERUSALEM, Friday, Israeli occupation authorities on Friday evening handed over the body of slain Palestinian youth Abdul-Rahman Abu Jamal, who was killed by Israeli forces on the 20th of October 2018.

Abu Jamal’s body was released by Israeli military and handed over to his family in occupied East Jerusalem. He was shot dead by Israeli forces on October 20 after he allegedly attempted to stab Israeli policemen in an Israeli police station in the city. His body has since been withheld by the occupation forces.

Israeli authorities have escalated the policy of withholding Palestinian bodies killed by Israeli forces, claiming that funerals of Palestinians had provided grounds for incitement against Israel.

Dozens of Palestinians killed by Israeli forces are still withheld in Israeli mortuaries despite calls by human rights groups on Israel to release them.

Source: Palestinian News & Info Agency