Occupation army hands over body of slain Palestinian woman


Israeli occupation authorities today handed over the body of slain Israa Khzemiah, a Palestinian mother who was shot dead by Israeli occupation forces in the Old City of Jerusalem on 30 September 2021. The woman’s body was released by the Israeli occupation military and handed over to her family at Salem military checkpoint, northwest of Jenin in the occupied West Bank, after being withheld since her killing on September 30 and for no reason. Khzemiah, a mother of three who comes from the town of Qabatiya in the West Bank, was shot dead by Israeli Police in occupied Jerusalem while she was on her way to the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound on the said date. Her body has been withheld by the occupation army ever since. Israeli occupation authorities have escalated the practice of withholding the bodies of Palestinians killed by Israeli occupation forces, claiming that funerals of Palestinians had provided grounds for “incitement” against Israel.