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        1/19/2014, Shevat 18, 5774

      Israel to Return Remains of 36 Terrorists to PA

      UPI reports Israel plans to return the bodies of 36 Palestinians buried there starting Sunday, a spokesman for the Palestinian committee on reburial said.

      The Palestinian Ma'an News Agency said Israel has agreed to return the bodies, says UPI, starting with the remains of Majdi Abd al-Jawad Khanfar, Samil Khillah said. Khanfar's remains were scheduled to arrive at 8 p.m. Sunday at the Taybeh checkpoint near Tulkarem. Ma'an said.

      Khanfar, who was killed in 2002 in an attack on an Israeli checkpoint, adds UPI, is the only one of the 36 whose identity has been confirmed by DNA testing, Ma'an said.