What the Israelites carried on their shoulders for 40 years from the Red Sea’s waters through the Sinai Desert’s heat was more than one man’s remains; it was the value of honoring the dead.
Ibrahim al-Masri said he lost his job as chief muezzin of the Al-Jazzar Mosque after local officials came upon the photos of him at the state bodybuilding championship in 2017.
Israel has in the past exchanged both Palestinian prisoners and the remains of terrorists for Israeli hostages and the remains of IDF soldiers.
A three-justice ruling in December prohibited the state from holding onto terrorists’ bodies as a strategy to get Hamas to return both living and dead Israelis.
The debate over the application of international law continues.
"It's really important for us not to judge this event with hindsight," president of Board of Deputies says.
Algerian TV reports bodies discovered by state army in facility attacked by Islamists; gvn't says death toll expected to rise.