Jerusalem, ALRAY - According to Harretz, Israeli confessed that it lost dozens of remains for Palestinian bodies killed by Israeli forces several years ago.
This was discovered when the Israeli prosecutor responded on petition filed by Palestinian families to supreme court to hand them 123 bodies of their relatives; they said they know the place of two bodies only.
Presumably, the number of people whose burial places are unknown is actually far higher: At a High Court session last month, prosecutors said that of 123 requests submitted by Palestinian families up to 2015 and included in a different petition, only two bodies had been located. A number of Israeli legal and military officials say they believe the state has no information about the whereabouts of many of the bodies. In a few cases, the remains had been in Israel’s possession since the 1990s.
The paper added that “The truth must be told: The traces of some of the bodies have been lost,” said a senior Justice Ministry official, speaking on condition of anonymity. He added that the search for the missing remains, which began only recently, is still going on. “The task right now is to sit all the officials down and decide who’s in charge.”