Last week, Israel transferred to Palestinian control the corpses of dozens of Palestinians killed by Israeli forces during recent stabbings, shootings or car attacks against Israelis. Most had been held for weeks. The handling of remains in this long-running conflict is an emotional, political and strategic issue for both sides.
Israel's foreign ministry says 23 Israelis, one Palestinian and one American have been killed in attacks by Palestinians since Oct. 1. According to the United Nations, over 140 Palestinians have been killed during the same period. Emily Harris, an international correspondent for NPR based in Jerusalem, joins Here & Now's Robin Young with details.
This segment aired on January 6, 2016.