New heights of absurdity in human oppression! Israel holds on to the captured dead bodies of it's enemies (aka non-Jews) preventing due process investigations and saying that returning the bodies would incite against the state of Israel. Yes! There is likely some negative backlash against killing.
RAMALLAH (Ma’an) -- Israeli authorities approved on Tuesday the release of slain Palestinian's bodies which have been withheld since October following attacks or alleged attacks on Israelis, according to the head of the Palestinian Committee of Prisoners’ Affairs.
Issa Qaraqe said in a statement that Israeli authorities would gradually begin to release the bodies to their families starting Wednesday.
Israeli authorities also added preconditions for the release of the bodies, including conditions that the funerals be held at 1 a.m. and that only the families of the slain Palestinians would be permitted to attend, Qaraqe said, adding that he hoped Israeli authorities would commit to the agreement and not backtrack as happened in the past.
The families of the slain Palestinians have appealed the Israeli Supreme Court for months, with thecourt ruling in May that all of the bodies of Palestinians held by Israel be released to their families before the start of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in June.
However, after releasing the body of Alaa Abu Jamal, Israel’s Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan ordered that Israeli police suspend the return of the bodies just a few weeks after the ruling, claiming that the funeral encouraged "incitement" against the state of Israel.