IOF to return 9 Palestinians’ corpses to their families today

PNN/ Ramallah/

Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) on Thursday claimed that they will return the bodies of nine Palestinians that have been killed during the past three months.

The Palestinian civil administration announced that IOF will hand them the bodies this afternoon, saying that the efforts are still going to retain all the detained bodies.

Four of the corpses are martyrs from Ramallah and Al-Bireh cities, four others are from Qalandia refugee camp north of Jerusalem , and one is from Tulkarm city.

IOF detain the bodies of nearly 50 Palestinians that have been killed in the past three months.

The bodies are handed back to their families under strict conditions that can include time, place, number of people in the funeral, and a potential fine.  However, IOF claimed that today there will be no such restrictions.

On Wednesday, IOF returned the body of Baseem Salah (38) from Nablus in terrible conditions.

The body was completely frozen, and his feet were bended one meter above the ground, which forced the family to wait till the body defrosts the next day  to bury him.

The bodies are kep in refrigerators that can reach up to 80 Celsius degrees below zero.

Several reports have accused Israel of harvesting organs and operating other violations on the dead bodies of Palestinians, in addition to placing tight restrctions in order to prevent anatomy and hide any theft of organs.

Since the start of October, more than 142 Palestinians have been killed, including 27 children and 7 women. Some 15,000 have been injured by live ammunition, rubber-coated metal bullets and teargas.