Around 1,500 Arabs attended on Saturday the funerals of two terrorists who were killed by IDF troops last year.
The funerals were held in the mixed Jewish-Arab city of Hevron.
The terrorists,Hatem Shaludi, 25, and Mohammed Rajabi, 16, were shot dead after carrying out separate stabbing attacks against IDF soldiers in Hevron.
Mourners attending the terrorists’ funerals carried pictures of the deceased, Palestinian national flags and banners of various Palestinian groups,including the Islamist militant movement Hamas.
The terrorists’ bodies were returned to their families on Friday, despite the fact that Hamas has not yet returned the bodies of IDF soldiers Lieutenant Hadar Goldin and Sergeant Oron Shaul, who were killed and kidnapped in Operation Protective Edge.
In September, a senior Israeli official said that Israel had been holding since the war 18 Hamas terrorists as well as the bodies of 19 others and had “offered to swap them for the bodies of the two Israeli soldiers”.
However, Hamas turned down the offer.