An urgent request to the Supreme Court not to bury Martyrs’ bodies in the cemeteries of numbers
August 16, 2017

Lawyer Mohammad Mahmoud from the Prisoners’ Affairs Commission submitted on Wednesday an urgent appeal to the Supreme Court to prevent the Martyrs’ bodies from being buried in the “cemeteries of numbers” after the Israeli Minister of Defense, Avigdor Lieberman, had issued a decision on Wednesday night not to release the bodies of two Jerusalemite Martyrs to their families and to bury them in the cemeteries of numbers, and use this for negotiating with Hamas movement to take back the Israeli soldiers detained by them in Gaza strip.

Lawyer Mahmoud explained that he asked the Supreme Court to issue a temporary order to prevent the Israeli authorities from burying the Martyrs in the cemeteries of numbers until the next hearing scheduled in September.

Israeli media said the Israeli Minister approved the request of the Minister of Internal Security Gilad Ardan, to bury two Jerusalemite Martyrs in the cemeteries of numbers in order to use this to negotiate with Hamas movement to release the Israeli soldiers detained in Gaza. This comes in response to the decision of the Israeli cabinet at the beginning of this year not to release the bodies of people that carry out attacks against Israelis and that are members of Hamas. 


According to the Israeli statements, the bodies recommended not to be released are the bodies of Musbah Abu Sbeih from Silwan who carried out a shooting in October 2016 in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood while the other body belongs to Fadi Qunbar from Jabal al-Mukabber village who carried out a run-over attack at the entrance of the village last January.