Members of the IDF Rabbanut who were called to reserve duty have been working to exhume 190 bodies of terrorists interred in the special cemetery for terrorists, located in Kibbutz Amiad in the Galil.
The corpses are buried in coffins, unlike regular kvura in Israel, and the coffins will be held in refrigeration until the Regev-Goldwasser prisoner deal is actualized, perhaps next week. The work is difficult and tedious, and Rabbanut officials hope it will be completed by Shabbos.
Officials report that the plots are well marked and there is no difficulty in determining exactly which graves must be opened. The cemetery and the area surrounding it have been declared a ‘closed military zone’ as the work continues.
In the meantime, the family of policeman Eliyahu Shachar on Monday petitioned the Supreme Court in the hope of halting the release of Samir Kuntar, who is the primary component of the prisoner exchange deal.
(Yechiel Spira – YWN Israel)