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Gaza, ALRAY - (Israel) is scheduled on Sunday to hand over remains of two Palestinians, killed by the Israeli forces over a decade ago, via the Tarqumiya checkpoint west of Hebron, a Palestinian committee said.

According to a committee called “the national campaign for retrieving the bodies of the Palestinian martyrs”, Daod Abu Sawa and Ayat al-Akhras were shot dead in Jerusalem on December 5, 2001 and March 29, 2002, respectively.

The committee said with the remains of both delivered, (Israel) would have returned 8 out of the 36, currently held in Israeli numbered graves, it recently announced would be freed.

The number of the bodies still held in Israel’s ‘numbered graves’ cemetery is 280, while 65 others are allegedly missing, it added.

Since the late 1960s, the Israeli occupation has kept the bodies of hundreds of Palestinians in numbered graves in a cemetery near the occupied Jordan Valley.

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