Netanyahu: No more return of Palestinian terrorists' bodies
By DANA SOMBERG/MAARIV HASHAVUA
March 28, 2016 20:41
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu instructed Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon on Monday night to halt the return of the bodies of terrorists to the Palestinians until further notice.
The reasoning behind the decision was to prevent opportunities for the Palestinians to have welcoming processions that provide platforms for incitement against Israel.
The decision comes nearly two months after a political firestorm erupted over a meeting between MKs from the Israeli Arab Balad party with families of terrorists, who asked for the return of their relatives' bodies.