Joint List MKs bill would stop state from holding terrorists’ bodies

New legislation seeks to prevent the state from holding dead bodies from a “security or national event” for more than five days.

Joint List MKs Ahmed Tibi and Osama Saadi proposed the bill on Tuesday, which states that only the deceased’s family is responsible for his or her burial, according to its will and faith.

“Holding bodies is a custom that Israel started in the 1970s and harms the religious sensitivities and shows disrespect for the life of Palestinians, even after their death,” the bill’s explanatory portion reads.


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