Israel to transfer bodies of Cafe Hillel, Savoy Hotel terrorists to PA (YNetNews.Com -Yedioth Internet) Elior Levy Published: 05.30.12, 00:32)
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As gesture to Abbas, remains of terrorists responsible for deaths of
hundreds of Israelis to be transferred to Paestinians
The remains of terrorists who murdered hundreds of Israelis will be
transferred to the Palestinian Authority this week as a gesture to
President Mahmoud Abbas, Ynet learned Tuesday.
According to the Palestinian Minister of Civil Affairs Hussein al
Sheikh, the list of names of the terrorists whose remains will be
transferred includes the terrorists who murdered six people at
Jerusalem´s Cafe Hillel and the terrorist responsible for the attack
on the Savoy hotel in 1975.
Another terrorist whose remains will be transferred to the PA
murdered 18 people on the no. 2 bus in the capital. The list also
includes terrorists who detonated themselves aboard buses in
As part of the gesture, Israel will transfer the remains of Hassan
Sarhana of Hebron who blew himself up at a hitchhiking post in
Ashkelon in 1996. A female soldier was killed in the attack. Israel
will also transfer the remains of Nassim Ja´abri and Ahmed al-
Qawasma, the two terrorists who detonated themselves aboard two buses
in Beersheba in 2004. Sixteen people were killed in the twin attacks.
The remains of Abdullah Badran, who carried out a suicide bombing
attack at the entrance to Tel Aviv´s Stage nightclub in 2005 will
also be transferred (four Israelis killed), as will the body of Ramez
Aslim, who carried out the suicide attack at Café Hillel in 2003.
Israel will also transfer the remains of Ihab Abu Salim, who blew
himself up at a hitchhiking post at the Tzrifin army base.
Another terrorist whose remains will be transferred is Hiba Dragma,
the female terrorist behind the suicide attack at a mall in Afula in
2003. Three people were killed in the attack.
The remains of Hassan Abu Said, the Islamic Jihad terrorist who blew
himself up at an open-air market in Hadera in 2005, will also be
transferred to the PA. Five people were killed in that attack.
In addition, Israel will transfer the body of Labib Azam, who in July
1995 murdered five Israelis and injured 32 others when he blew
himself up on the number 20 bus near Elite Junction in Ramat Gan.
The State will also transfer the bodies of the terrorists who were
killed during the 1975 Savoy Hotel attack in Tel Aviv – Khader
Muhammad, Ziad al-Zrir, Musa Awad, Madaha Muhammad, Muhammad al-
Masri, and Ahmed Hamid, who killed eight hostages before they were
taken out by Israeli commandoes.
Other bodies to be returned are those of Fadi Amoudi, who committed a
suicide attack at the Erez Crossing in April 2004; Mousa Ghanimat,
who committed an attack in Apropo café in Tel Aviv in March 1997;
Rafik al-Qannibi, who committed a shooting attack in Tel Rumeida in
2003; Ahmad Musharka, who blew himself up at the entrance to Kedumim
in 2006, killing four Israelis and Abdullah Qawasmeh, the commander
of Hamas´ military wing in Hebron, who was killed in 2003.
Palestinian Minister al Sheikh, who is responsible of coordinating
the transfer of terrorists´ bodies from Israel, said that the bodies
are expected to be transferred to the Palestinian Authority on
The bodies will be received in an official ceremony in Ramallah
attended by Abbas and the Palestinian leadership.
Al Sheikh said that this will conclude the first stage of the
transfer, which includes 91 bodies, adding that he does not know how
and when the second stage will take place. (Copyright 2012 © Yedioth
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