OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)– The Israeli occupation authorities (IOA) have been withholding the bodies of 15 Palestinians recently shot dead by Israeli army troops in the West Bank and Occupied Jerusalem.
The bodies of 15 slain Palestinians have been withheld by the IOA, including those of 11 Jerusalemites and four West Bankers.
The 15 Palestinians were fatally shot by Israeli gunfire after they allegedly carried out or planned for stabbing attacks against the Israeli occupation soldiers and settlers.
Earlier, on October 15, Israel’s security cabinet voted in favor of a suggestion by public security minister Gilad Erdan not to return to families the bodies of Palestinian activists killed during anti-occupation attacks.
Israeli news outlets reported that the Israeli occupation government intends to withhold the dead bodies of slain Palestinian anti-occupation activists in the so-called cemetery of numbers.
According to human rights organizations, Palestinians are buried by the occupation authorities in the Numbers Cemeteries without regard, whatsoever, to religious law and national traditions.
In such cemeteries dead Palestinians are also thrown in small graves with a depth that does not exceed 50 centimeters. Once the body is buried, it is covered with a kind of earth that lays the cadaver bare with the lightest wind blows, and thus, allows wild animals to mutilate the body and gulp it down.