Israel returns Palestinian attacker's body in 'misunderstanding'

A Palestinian protester holds a national flag next to Israeli security forces during clashes on April 15, 2016 in the West Bank village of Nabi SalehThe Israeli military on Friday in a “misunderstanding” handed over the body of a Palestinian killed after attacking a soldier with an axe the previous day, an army spokeswoman said. “The body of the Palestinian was handed over following a misunderstanding that will be investigated,” she told AFP. The policy on returning the bodies of Palestinians killed “is set according to government guidelines”, the spokeswoman added.

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