Israel hands over bodies of Palestinian militants
Thursday 31 May 2012
Israel has handed
over the bodies of 91 Palestinian militants to the government in the
West Bank in an effort to induce President Mahmoud Abbas to renew peace
All 91 were killed either in suicide bombings or other attacks on Israeli targets. At least one of the attacks dated back to the 1970s.
The Palestinian official in charge of today's transfer, Salem Khileh, says Israeli officials handed over the bodies to Palestinian liaisons in the Jordan Valley.
Eighty bodies were then transported to Ramallah, and 11 to the Hamas-run Gaza Strip.
Later today, Abbas is to appear at a rally honoring the militants in Ramallah.
Abbas has not signalled the gesture would persuade him to return to talks.
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