‚Israel to return Palestinian bodies previously planned to be part of Shalit deal‘

05.07.2011                      03.Tammus, 5771

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'Israel to return Palestinian bodies previously planned to be part of Shalit deal'

Palestinian media reports that the bodies of the Awadallah brothers, former leaders of Hamas military wing, are to be handed over to Palestinian Authority in coming days.

Palestinian media reported Monday that among the bodies Israel is due to transfer to the Palestinian Authority in coming days are the bodies of senior Hamas officials, which were supposed to be included in a deal with Hamas to secure the release of abducted IDF soldier Gilad Shalit.
Israel has thus far refused to hand over the bodies of the Awadallah brothers, former leaders of the Hamas military wing, who were killed by Israeli soldiers near Hebron in September 1998, since they were being held as a bargaining chip for a future deal on Gilad Shalit….