Palestinian gunmen in Shuafat carry weapons during a funeral march for a Palestinian terrorist, shot dead by police after stabbing two Israelis in Jerusalem’s Old City.
(photo credit: AMMAR AWAD / REUTERS)
Palestinian activists launched on Tuesday a social media campaign that calls on Israel to release the bodies of 10 Palestinian terrorists from east Jerusalem held by Israeli authorities for four months.
The campaign, which can be recognized on social media through the hashtag "release the bodies," runs with the banner: "Four months and the bodies are still being held" in three languages: Arabic, Hebrew and English.
Among the Palestinians who showed their solidarity with the campaign were two Balad MKs, Basel Ghattas and Jamal Zahalka. The two, who each received on Monday four month suspensions for meeting with the families of Palestinian terrorists last week, shared the campaign's banner on their Facebook account.
On Monday, the Israeli government reportedly agreed to release the bodies gradually, on the condition that funerals for terrorists do not become mass gatherings. According to this plan, if one family that receives its son's body violates the order, Israel will not release the other bodies.