The Israeli government decided to release the remains of 36 Palestinians, buried at the numbers graveyard. The remains are for Palestinians involved in bombings and attacks; the decision angered the families of Israelis killed in those attacks.Israeli Yedioth Aharonoth has reported that the families believe that the release of the remains of “Palestinian assailants” will be like “harming the bereaved families once again”.
The paper said that the families would be filing appeals to the Supreme Court in an attempt to prevent the release of those remains.
The release is planned to be conducted between the fifth and the seventh of this coming November.
Yedioth Aharonoth said that among the released remains are two brothers identified as Imad and Adel Awadallah, of the Al-Qassam Brigades the armed wing of Hamas, Ayaat Al-Akhras, a woman suicide bomber who carried out a bombing in Jerusalem killing two Israel and injuring dozens, in addition to releasing the remains of Ahmad Al-Faqeeh and Mohammad Shahin, who killed four Israeli settlers in Emanuel settlement.
It was also revealed that the remained of Mohammad Al-Qawasmy, who carried out a bombing in a bus in Haifa in 2003 killing thirteen Israelis, will also be handed to the Palestinians.
Other names include Imad Zobeidi who carried out a bombing at a bus station in Kfar Saba, in addition to Ezzeddeen Al-Masry who carried out a bombing at a restaurant in Jerusalem killing 15 Israelis.
The release of the remains of Palestinians is part of the efforts to secure the release of all remains of Palestinian and Arab fighters buried in the Numbers Graveyard.
On Thursday, May 21 2012, the Palestinian Authority (P.A) in the West Bank held an official burial ceremony for 91 Palestinians who have been buried in the Numbers Graveyard, and their remains were handed to the P.A.
More than two months ago, Israeli Yedioth Aharonoth said that a secret agreement between Israel and the Palestinians was reached to ensure the transfer of the remains of all slain Palestinians, buried in the numbers graveyard.