The Israeli Supreme Court asks the police to find a way to continue release Martyrs’ bodies
July 12, 2016

The Israeli Supreme Court asked the police and public prosecution on Tuesday afternoon to find a way to continue releasing the detained Martyrs’ bodies.

Lawyer Mohammad Mahmoud explained that the Supreme Court requested the police to submit an additional report including a way to continue releasing the detained Martyrs bodies and gave them until the 24th of July to respond.

Lawyer Mahmoud added that the police informed the Supreme Court yesterday of the government’s legal advisor’s response regarding the case of “detained Martyrs’ bodies” which confirmed the government’s opinion of not releasing the bodies now and the situation will be evaluated every two weeks based upon a meeting held between the legal advisor and the Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, and also based on the recent security situation.

Lawyer Mahmoud also added that he had responded on Tuesday morning to the claims of the police and requested to schedule an urgent court session to discuss the appeal of releasing Martyrs’ bodies. After considering the lawyer’s appeal, the court requested the police to find a way to continue releasing the bodies.

he Israeli Supreme Court had recommended at the beginning of last May to release the Martyrs’ bodies before the month of Ramadan but the Minister of Internal Security “Gilad Ardan” ordered to stop releasing the bodies at the end of last May claiming that Abu Jamal family had violated the releasing conditions during the funeral of their son Ala’ Abu Jamal. An appeal was submitted to the court against the Minister’s decision. Few weeks later, Ardan responded to the appeal and agreed to continue releasing the bodies of detained Martyrs and conditioned the police to set the location where the bodies will be buried. On the 4th of this month, a hearing session was held at the Supreme Court and the judges decided to transfer the case to the legal advisor of the Israeli government in order to find a solution.

The occupation authorities are still detaining the bodies of 12 Martyrs in their freezers.