Israel returned the body of 22-year-old Elias Salah-Yassin on Friday to his family, more than two months after he was killed during a stabbing attempt.
The incident occurred in early October near Gitti Avisar Junction on Highway 5 outside the Israeli town of Barkan. Yassin lunged at IDF soldiers while brandishing a knife before being shot dead by troops from the Nahal Brigade. No one was injured.
The legality of holding onto the bodies of terrorists’ has been debated multiple times by the High Court in recent years. In July, an expanded seven-justice bench failed to rule in a petition against returning the bodies.
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