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  9/3/2012, Elul 16, 5772

Skeleton Protest Precedes State's Response to 'Bodies'

A number of people demonstrated, Sunday, outside the office of Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein, ahead of Monday's response by the state to a petition calling for the closing of an exhibition in Tel Aviv that features the bodies of executed Chinese convicts. The demonstrators brought along a number of skeletons.

At the head of the demands of the demonstrators was enforcement of an Israeli law which requires burial of bodies within 48 hours of a person's death. Activist Yehuda Puah told Arutz Sheva that the law matches the Geneva Convention against the display of corpses. Organizers noted the absence of recognized human-rights groups like B'Tselem, as well as the Meretz and Kadima parties, which were invited to participate. Deputy Health Minister Ya'akov Litzman and a number of rabbis recently protested the exhibition and called for its closure.