RAMALLAH, West Bank – Thousands of people have attended funerals in the West Bank for Palestinians killed in violence over the past few months.
The burials Saturday came a day after Israel transferred 23 bodies to the West Bank of Palestinians it says were involved in the current wave of attacks.
In October, Israel began withholding the bodies of suspected attackers as a tactic to crack down on violence.
There have been almost daily Palestinian attacks against Israeli civilians and soldiers over the past three and a half months.
Palestinian attacks have claimed 21 Israeli lives. Another two Israelis were killed Friday but the motive for that attack has not officially been determined yet. At least 131 Palestinians died from Israeli fire, 90 of whom Israel said were assailants, the rest in clashes.