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Human remains reach Syria – from Israel

July 23rd, 2008 · 4 Comments · Uncategorized

114 coffins have been paraded in Damascus, a week after being released by Israel.

They are mainly Syrian and Palestinian fighters and civilians, killed over the past 40 years. They were transferred by the Red Cross over the Israeli-Lebanese border to Hizbollah last week as part of the prisoner swap.

Today, they were brought in slow-moving vehicles from Lebanon into Syria to be buried in their final resting place. Hundreds of relatives greeted the coffins – draped in the Syrian flag – at the Jedayda crossing on the Beirut-Damascus highway.

Even though some of the victims were civilian – they did not receive the attention that the two dead Israeli militants got last week.

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