Palestinian group says it doesn't want bodies repatriated from Israel

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July 15, 2008 14:37

A radical Palestinian faction said Tuesday that it doesn't want its operatives' bodies repatriated as part of a prisoner swap with Israel. Israel is expected to return five Lebanese prisoners and the bodies of about 200 Lebanese and Palestinian gunmen Wednesday in exchange for Israeli two soldiers captured by Hizbullah in July 2006. It has not revealed the identities of the gunmen whose bodies will be returned. On Tuesday, the Syria-based Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command said his group wanted its members' bodies to remain on "Palestinian land," as the gunmen would have wished. Spokesman Anwar Raja told The Associated Press that the PFLP-GC had urged Hizbullah to exclude the remains of its fighters from the swap. He did not elaborate.


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