IOA hand body of a female they killed a month ago, Qalqilya

PNN/ Qalqilya/

Israeli Occupation Authorities (IOA) on Sunday night have handed in the body of Rasha Oweissi (24) whom they killed on 9 November on Eliyahu checkpointin Qalqilya, under the pretext of stabbing attempt.

The Israeli military have handed the body to the family by midnight, where she was taken to her home for farewell, and then her funeral headed to the cemetery in the city.

Oweissi’s funeral included chants demanding Israel to give back the bodies of about 50 Palestinians it’s killed and detained during the last three months.

The bodies are handed to the families under Israeli conditions that include the time, place and number of people participating in the funeral. In addition, most families are fined with thousands of dollars in order to retain the body. The fine could reach about 20,000 NIs (approx $5,500).

Detention of the bodies was explained as a punishment for the victim even after their death. However, some reports show that Israel is benefiting from the bodies by harvesting their organs.

Following medical examinationsAfter returning the seized bodies of Palestinians killed by the occupying forces through October, it has been reported that the bodies were returned with missing corneas and other organs, PA envoy to the UN Riyad Mansour said, according to a report in Days of Palestine.

Mansour added: “This confirms previous reports about Israeli occupation harvesting organs of Palestinian martyrs killed during clashes or in protests.”

This is not the first time that it has been revealed that the Israeli occupation harvest human organs. Credible international sources and investigators have on several occasions times proved that.


At least 125 Palestinians have been killed by IOF since the start of October. On the Israeli side, 22 soldiers and settlers were killed.