Israel authorities have agreed to deliver the remains of a Palestinian terrorist who was killed by Israeli forces in 2002 to his family in the northern West Bank, it was announced Thursday.
The Supreme Court ruled that Israel would send the remains of Majdi Abd al-Jawad Khanfar to his family in the village of Silat al-Dhahir in the West Bank’s Jenin district.
The decision came in response to demands for the release of the remains of every Palestinian currently held in Israel.
Khanfar’s remains will be delivered to his family on Jan. 26; a DNA match has already been confirmed.
Khanfar was killed on March 30, 2002 after he and another members of Fatah’s terrorist wing attacked an Israeli checkpoint in the West Bank, killing an Israeli soldier.