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'Israel' releases remains of Hamas members killed in 1998
'Israel' releases remains of Hamas members killed in 1998
Side from the funerals of the members of the Hamas's military wing-Al Qassam Brigades (Al Ray Photo: April 30, 2014)
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West Bank, Al Ray - Hundreds gathered in the West Bank city of Ramallah to service the funerals of two Hamas members the Israeli occupation killed in 1998 after their remains have just been released.

'Israel' transferred the remains of Imad Awadallah, 48, and his 46-year-old brother Adel, to Palestinian officials at a checkpoint in the northern West Bank overnight, Palestinian activists said.

The Palestinian National Campaign to Return the Bodies of the Martyrs says Israel still holds the bodies of some 29 Palestinians in a special cemetery for "enemy combattants" in the Jordan Valley.

Hamas earlier called for a mass turnout for the funeral of the released Awadallahs. 

Hasan Yousef, a Hamas leader in the occupied West Bank, addressed the masses before the funeral prayer saying that the "resistance is the shortest way to liberate Palestine," paying homage to the Palestinian martyers.

He added: the Palestinians will not forget their murder crime and Hamas shall keep its promise to revenge it. 

AFP contributed to this report.

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