Israel returns remains of 2 more Palestinians
Published Wednesday 22/01/2014 (updated) 22/01/2014 00:45
TULKAREM (Ma'an) -- Israel on Tuesday returned the remains of two men who were held in “numbered graves,” according to an official tasked with repatriating Palestinian remains.
Salim Khillah, cordinator for a committee to retrieve Palestinian remains from Israeli custody, said the remains of Fathi Jihad Ameera and Ata Ibrahim Samhan Samahna were delivered to Taybeh checkpoint near Tulkarem.
The remains were taken to Nablus Hospital and will be buried Wednesday during a funeral.
Ameera, from the village of al-Nasiriya near Tubas, was killed on March 30, 2002, and Samahna, from Nablus, was shot dead in 2004 at the age of 60.
On Monday the remains of Majdi Khanfar, which were handed over by Israel 12 years after his death last week, were buried in his home district of Jenin.
Mourners raised Palestinian flags and some fired shots in the air as he was laid to rest in Silat al-Dhahir.