Israel set to return bodies of two Palestinian suicide bombers

Remains of perpetrators of Jerusalem terror attacks reportedly to be handed over to PA.

February 2, 2014 10:49
The scene outside the David Citadel Hotel in Jerusalem, Dec. 5, 2001.

The scene outside the David Citadel Hotel in Jerusalem, Dec. 5, 2001.. (photo credit: REUTERS)

Media outlets in the Palestinian Authority reported Sunday that Israel will hand over the remains of two suicide bombers who carried out attacks within Israel during the early stages of the second intifada.

According to Israel Radio, the Palestinians anticipate that Israel will transfer the remains of Fatah operative Ayat al-Akhras, the woman who set off an explosive device attached to her body as she stood at the entrance to a supermarket in the Kiryat Hayovel neighborhood of Jerusalem on March 29, 2002. Three Israelis were killed in the attack.

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Israel will also hand over the body of Islamic Jihad terrorist Daoud Abu Sway, the young Palestinian who detonated explosives attached to his body as he was standing near the David Citadel hotel in Jerusalem on December 5, 2001. Three bystanders were wounded in the attack.

Israel Radio reported on Sunday that authorities have already handed over to the Palestinians the remains of six terrorists.

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