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Palestinians struggle to identify bodies

Families to move Israeli court to create DNA database following confusion over remains of loved ones.

Last Modified: 18 Aug 2013 10:24
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The families of hundreds of dead Palestinian fighters are about to appeal to Israel's Supreme Court after numerous bodies were returned to them showing signs of "multiple DNA" or other people's body parts mixed in.

The relatives want Israel to create a DNA database to correctly identify the remains of their loved ones. Al Jazeera's Paul Brennan reports from the occupied West Bank

 

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