(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas met Wednesday in his office with the relatives of 11 terrorists killed while carrying out attacks against Israelis in recent weeks.
Thirty-one Israelis have been killed and 302 have been wounded in the wave of Palestinian terrorism that began several months ago. Among those at the meeting at the Mukataa government compound in Ramallah were relatives of Baha Alian, one of two terrorists who killed three Israelis in a shooting attack on a bus in Jerusalem on Oct. 13, and of Bezeq employee Ala Abu Jamal, who killed one man in a ramming attack in central Jerusalem, also on Oct. 13.
According to Israel Radio, Abbas and the families discussed issues including the fact that the 11 terrorists’ bodies are still being held by Israel. The families demanded that Abbas pressure Israel to return the remains. He reportedly said the Palestinian Authority was doing everything it could on the issue.
The meeting took place just hours after three Palestinian terrorists carried out a shooting and stabbing attack near Jerusalem’s Damascus Gate that killed 19-year-old border policewoman Cpl. Hadar Cohen and seriously wounded another border policewoman. All three terrorists were killed in the attack.