Jerusalem lawmaker seeking return of Palestinian motorist shot dead at house demolition
Jerusalem – Ma’an – A Palestinian lawmaker from East Jerusalem is pressing Israeli authorities to the return the body of a young Palestinian man who was shot by Israeli forces last week during a house demolition.
The office of lawmaker Hatim Abdul-Qadir, who is also a presidential aide on Jerusalem Affairs, said they are seeking the return of the corpse of Iyad Uweisat, from the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Jabal Mukabbir.
Abdul-Qadir’s office said Israeli police are delaying the handover of the corpse despite the fact that they have completed the autopsy. In a statement the office said that the delay was an “additional punishment for the family.”
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