Israel returns Palestinian remains

May 31, 2012 at 7:50 AM
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GAZA, May 31 (UPI) -- The bodies of 91 Palestinian militants were returned Thursday to Ramallah and Gaza as part of a goodwill gesture, Israeli officials said.

The Palestinian Authority said it planned to hold military funerals to honor the dead, The Jerusalem Post reported.

The Almagor terror victims association verbally attacked Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Supreme Court President Asher Grunis for agreeing to transfer the bodies from numbered graves in Israeli cemeteries.

"The [Palestinian Authority] should invite the prime minister and supreme court president to participate in the terrorists' funerals after they honored the terrorists and became high-level participants in the Palestinian saga, in which murdering terrorists become heroes and [martyrs],'" Almagor Chairman Meir Indor said Thursday.

The remains of returned militants include suicide bombers and the gunmen who carried out the Savoy Hotel attack in Tel Aviv in 1975, killing eight hostages.

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