Bodies Of Har Nof Terrorists Returned To Families, Buried In West Bank


ghassan-and-uday-abu-jamalIsrael today transferred the bodies of the two terrorists who committed a lethal attack on the Kehillas Bnei Torah shul in the Har Nof neighborhood of Yerushalayim last month to their families.

Under an Israeli court order, the two terrorists were buried in the West Bank and not in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Jabel Mukaber, where they had resided. Only 40 people were allowed to attend the funeral, the Palestinian Ma’an news agency reported. They were buried in the village of al-Sawahira al-Sharqiyya, adjacent to Jabel Mukaber.

Following the attack, Interior Minister Gilad Erdan canceled the residency permit of Ghassan Abu Jamal’s widow and stripped her of all financial and social benefits. Nadia Abu Jamal, a native of the West Bank, had been granted entry to Israel on the basis of the “family reunification law,” which allows for Palestinians to receive Israeli residency permits if they marry a permanent resident of the country.

Later, the three children of Abu Jamal, who were all born in Jerusalem and live in Jabel Mukaber, were denied health insurance by the National Insurance Institute, the Israeli equivalent of US Social Security.

Read more: The Times of Israel

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  1. What a mistake. They should of kept the bodies as negotiating tools if G-d forbid they would need to make an exchange at some later date.