PMO: No intention to return Palestinian bodies held by Israel

August 14, 2013 20:35

The Prime Minister's Office on Wednesday denied a Palestinian news agency story quoting a Palestinian Authority official as saying Israel had agreed to return bodies of Palestinians as part of a deal to secure the resumption of negotiations.

Quoting Hussein al-Sheikh, the PA minister for civil affairs, Ma'an reported that the PA would not accept the bodies unless Israel carried out DNA testing to confirm their identities.

However, officials in the Prime Minister's Office said the story was "not correct."

The officials said that "at this time there is no intention to return bodies."

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