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  5/15/2012, Iyar 23, 5772

Almagor Considering Court Action Against 'Gesture'


The Almagor umbrella group of terror-victim organizations said, Tuesday, that it was considering court action to block the return of 100 terrorist bodies to the Palestinian Authority, announced Monday evening. In spite of denials by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, who called the move a humanitarian gesture, the group called the action trafficking and commercialization of bodies which will result in the glorification of terrorists at their funerals. It called withholding their bodies a deterrent.

Almagor also criticized the state's deal to stop a hunger strike that had been described, until Monday, as pertaining to administrative detainess, only for it to be revealed that it also involved convicted terrorists. The group said the agreement set a number of dangerous precedents, including an essential victory for the hunger strikers and Egypt's involvement.