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  Tishrei 16, 5777 , 18/10/16

Israel refused to bring remains of Abu-Jihad from Syria

Israel's coordinator of government activities in the territories refused a request by the Palestinian Authority to transfer the remains of terrorist Abu-Jihad following the destruction of the cemetery in the Yarmouk refugee camp in Syria by Islamic State terrorists, according to Yedioth Ahronoth.

Abu-Jihad was the deputy of Chairman Yasser Arafat of the Palestine Liberation Organization, the first chairman of the PA. Abu-Jihad was killed in a 1988 raid by Israel on his home in Tunisia.

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