No more terrorists to be buried in eastern Jerusalem

June 8, 2016  

Police have announced that they will not allow terrorists’ funerals to take place in eastern Jerusalem. Instead, the terrorists will be buried in other Muslim cemeteries, as chosen by the police.

Ynet reports that the decision came after a number of recent cases of incitement at terrorists’ funerals. In particular, about 200 attendees at the Ala’a Abu Jamal’s funeral expressed praise for his attack and incited against Israel, in violation of the family’s prior pledges. When videos of the event arose, Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan (Likud) ordered the return of terrorists’ bodies to be suspended until new arrangements could be arranged.

Muhammad Muhammad, the lawyer who represents the families of two terrorists, has already filed an appeal against the ruling with the Supreme Court.

The traditional agreement between the families and the police calls for terrorists’ bodies to be laid to rest around 1:00 in the morning, with no more than 30 family members attending and no expressions of incitement.

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