Israel confirms holding body of slain Palestinian as controversial 'necroviolence' policy continues

The Israeli army said on Friday it was holding the body of a Palestinian shot dead in the West Bank earlier this week, ending days of uncertainty over his fate.The announcement follows a policy change last month in which Israel said it would not return the bodies of any Palestinian killed during or as a result of a suspected attack.On Monday, 27-year-old Palestinian Samir Hamidi was killed by Israeli soldiers near the northern West Bank settlement of Einav after reportedly throwing petrol bombs.”Troops spotted three assailants who hurled Molotov cocktails at them,” the army said on Friday.”The…

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