The government’s legal advisor objects the detaining of Martyrs’ bodies
August 17, 2016

The legal advisor of the Israeli government said on Wednesday night that he objects the decision of the Minister of Security to detain the bodies of Palestinian Martyrs as a way of punishing the Martyrs’ families.

He said that the policy followed by the Minster of Security is an unacceptable policy and every Martyr should be considered as a separate case. He said that the bodies should be released if security conditions are achieved.

The lawyer of prisoners’ affairs, Mohammad Mahmoud, said that the decision of the government’s legal advisor came after the Israeli Supreme Court ordered last month the police and public prosecution to discuss the case of Martyrs’ bodies with the legal advisor to make a decision.

The occupation authorities continue to detain the bodies of 15 Palestinian Martyrs since the beginning of the popular uprising last October.