PLF Pakistan

 
 
 
 
 
 
You are here: Hamas Israel’s Palestinian bodies bill seeks to rein in uprising: Hamas
 
 

Israel’s Palestinian bodies bill seeks to rein in uprising: Hamas

E-mail Print PDF

Gaza27May5HAMAS (PNIC):-Hamas on Wednesday evening condemned Israel’s approval of a bill that would make it harder for the bodies of slain Palestinian protesters to be given over for burial.

Hamas spokesman Hazem Kasem said the bill makes part of Israeli attempts to quell anti-occupation activism and dampen Palestinians’ spirits.

“The bill is a sign of Israel’s racist character and its ceaseless infringements of international resolutions and humanitarian law,” said Kasem.

“Despite Israel’s heinous crimes, the Palestinian intifada will keep going until our people, land, and holy sites restore their freedom,” he added.

Knesset plenum voted Wednesday to pass, in their first reading, bills that would make it harder for the bodies of slain Palestinian protesters to be given over for burial.

The bills, sponsored by extremist MKs Bezalel Smotrich (Bayit Yehudi) and Anat Berko (Likud), would give local police commanders the authority to set conditions for transferring the bodies of perpetrators of anti-occupation attacks for burial.

The bills are intended to quell anti-occupation attacks and prevent high profile funerals of protesters.

The legislation bypasses a High Court ruling last month which stated that the government cannot hold the bodies of Palestinians as bargaining chips, a ruling that was sharply criticized by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein, Bayit Yehudi leader Naftali Bennett, and other extremist leaders of the right.

 
 
 
 
left direction
right direction
Palestinian injured at daybreak on 4th week of Great March of Return
Israeli occupation grabs hold of Palestinian lands in Dura
18-year-old Palestinian critically injured in his head by Israeli army
IOF arrests Palestinian with special needs
Palestinian photojournalist arbitrarily held in PA custody for 2nd day
March of Return tents relocated closer to border fence: Gaza
40 UN ambassadors to visit Israel on occasion of Palestinian Nakba
Israeli occupation sentences 41 Palestinians without trial in 2 weeks
Israeli settlers attack Palestinian schoolchildren in al-Khalil
PA employees in Gaza protest unpaid salaries
Israeli occupation threatens demolition of Palestinian facilities
Settlers cut down trees, spray racist graffiti south of Nablus