Israel to Build Graveyard for Palestinian Martyrs

Israeli Defense Minister, Avigdor Lieberman. (Photo: File)

Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, and Defense Minister, Avigdor Lieberman, have decided to build a graveyard to hold the bodies of Palestinian martyrs killed by Israel. The decision aims to prevent the return of bodies of Palestinians killed by Israel to their own families to be buried.

Haaretz newspaper reported that Lieberman said the move is part of “fighting terrorism”.

The Israeli Radio Channel reported that 2800 work permits were withdrawn from Palestinians residing in the West Bank village of Bani Naeem, where the Palestinian who carried a stabbing attack in Kiryat Arbaa settlements lived.

The Israeli decision to build the graveyard is part of series of decisions following the stabbing attack. The Israeli government decided to place Hebron under blockade and to approve building 42 new housing units in addition to withholding tax money collected by Israel on behalf of the Palestinian Authority.

Israeli education minister, Naftali Bennett, said in a statement that “it is illogical to allow the families of Palestinians terrorists to celebrate and to give them financial rewards,” referring to the salaries the Palestinian Authority pays the families of Palestinian detainees and martyrs.


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