Campaign: Israel still holds remains of 379 Palestinians
Published Friday 01/06/2012 (updated) 03/06/2012 20:51
Families received the remains of their relatives for burial,
on Thursday, some after decades of waiting, after Israel
returned remains of 91 Palestinians. (MaanImages)
HEBRON (Ma'an) -- After the remains of 91 Palestinians were repatriated by Israel on Thursday, the national campaign to recover all bodies held by Israel said at least 379 others still remain in Israeli custody.
Since the 1960s, Israel has withheld the bodies of hundreds of Palestinians, interred in numbered, rather than named, graves in a cemetery in the occupied West Bank's Jordan Valley.
Amin Al-Bayed, the Hebron coordinator of a national campaign to recover the bodies, said they had collected files of 470 Palestinians held by Israel after death.
The campaign called on all Palestinians to submit information to the campaign to pass on to the International Committee of the Red Cross, and for a legal case at the Supreme Court.