Reports | HaMoked Report | 01.03.1999
Report by HaMoked and B'Tselem dealing with Israel's refusal to return the bodies of Palestinians killed in various circumstances relating to the conflict, thus preventing their families from bringing them to burial. This policy constitutes collective punishment and contradicts international law. The report also emphasizes the great difference in how Israeli state and society respect their own dead and the disrespectful manner in which the State treats the bodies of Palestinians. Many of the bodies held by Israel are buried in a neglectful and demeaning way which also makes future identification very difficult.