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Israel releases body of Palestinian woman shot by its forces after holding it hostage for 40 days

Israel releases body of Palestinian woman shot by its forces 
after holding it hostage for 40 days
The body of Ibtisam Kaabneh after it was turned over to her family 40 days after being withheld by Israel. (WAFA Images / Suleiman Abu Srour)

JERICHO, Saturday, July 24, 2021 (WAFA) – The Israeli occupation authorities last night released the body of a Palestinian woman shot dead by its forces after holding it hostage for more than 40 days, according to the family of the deceased.

Soldiers shot and killed Ibtisam Kaabneh, 27, from Jericho, on June 12 at Qalandia checkpoint between Jerusalem and Ramallah claiming she attempted to carry out a stabbing attack against them and then withheld her body to prevent her family from giving her a proper burial.

After releasing her body late last night, her family was finally able to bury her at Aqbat Jabr refugee camp in the city of Jericho.

Kaabneh, who left behind a baby, was detained by Israel in August 2015 and sentenced to 18 months in prison for her anti-occupation activities.

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