‚PA, IDF mistook talks on transferring corpses as final‘

06.07.2011                      04.Tammus, 5771


'PA, IDF mistook talks on transferring corpses as final'

Gov't officials say no decision was made on bodies of suicide-bombers after Barak nixes transfer, citing concern over Schalit talks.

A decision by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak to consider transferring the bodies of Palestinians to the Palestinian Authority as a goodwill gesture to PA President Mahmoud Abbas was misinterpreted by both the PA and the IDF as final approval of the deal, senior government officials said Tuesday night.
The officials were explaining the confusion caused by Barak’s announcement Tuesday that Israel would not transfer the bodies of terrorists responsible for killing dozens of Israelis, or former residents of the Gaza Strip, to the PA….