Israel has vowed to stay in Gaza City until the remains are recovered
Palestinian Arabs have taken the remains of Israeli soldiers killed in Gaza. Israel wants them back — in accord with every norm of human civilization.
From the BBC, with thanks to Nicolei:
The Palestinian Authority has called on militant groups and any residents of Gaza who are holding the remains of the soldiers to return them “in conformity with human rights and the Muslim religion”.
The troops’ armoured personnel carrier was blown to pieces, scattering debris and body parts over a wide area, when it ran over an improvised bomb in the road.
The vehicle was loaded with explosives intended to destroy workshops suspected of producing rockets.
There was a furious Israeli reaction after militants were seen displaying pieces of the dead.
At an emergency meeting of his inner cabinet on Tuesday night, Mr Sharon said Israel was fighting a “cruel, inhuman enemy”.