The bodies of terrorists killed during terror attacks which murdered hundreds of Israelis will be transferred to the Palestinian Authority this week as a gesture to President Mahmoud Abbas, according to Ynet on Tuesday.
According to Ynet, the transfer was arranged by prime ministerial envoy Yitzhak Molcho during a meeting with Abbas in early May.
The remains include the terrorists who murdered seven people, including celebrated Shaarei Zedek emergency room physician Dr. David Appelbaum and his daughter, bride-to-be Nava, at Jerusalem’s Café Hillel in 2003, a murderer of 18 on Jerusalem’s bus, two terrorists who detonated themselves on buses in Beersheva, killing 16 people, a female terrorist who killed 3 at a mall in Afula in 2003, a suicide bomber who killed four Israelis at the Tel Aviv Stage nightclub in 2005, and a killer who murdered 5 Israelis and injured 32 others on the 20 bus in Ramat Gan in 1995.
Israel will also transfer the bodies of terrorists who killed 8 hostages before being killed by Israeli commandoes in 1975 at the Savoy Hotel in Tel Aviv.
The bodies are expected in Ramallah on Thursday, and will be received in an official welcoming ceremony which Abbas will attend.
All in all, 130 bodies will be transferred.
About the Author: Malkah Fleisher is a graduate of Cardozo Law School in New York City. She is an editor/staff writer at JewishPress.com and co-hosts a weekly Israeli FM radio show. Malkah lives with her husband and two children on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem.
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