The Supreme Court refuses delaying the releasing of Martyr Abdel Hamid Sroor’s body
December 12, 2016

The Israeli Supreme Court objected on Monday night the delay in releasing the body of Martyr Abdel Hamid Sroor from the city of Bethlehem despite its decision to find a solution to the issue of detaining Martyrs’ bodies which was issued last July.

The lawyer of prisoners’ affairs, Mohammad Mahmoud, explained that the public prosecution submitted a request to the Israeli Supreme Court last Friday to give them 60 days to respond to the releasing the body of Martyr Abdel Hamid Sroor; the Supreme Court refused the prosecution’s request.

Lawyer Mahmoud added that the Court confirmed in its response to the prosecution that they had enough time to solve the issue regarding the Martyr’s body which was detained since last April.

The Supreme Court requested the public prosecution to respond regarding the issue of releasing the Martyr’s body before 10/1/2017.

Lawyer Mahmoud pointed out that he had submitted two appeals in May and June to the Supreme Court to set a date to releasing the Martyrs’ bodies. After several hearing session, the court recommended to release the bodies. Accordingly, most bodies were released except for the body of Martyr Sroor that is still detained since last April.