North Carolina Journal of International Law

Volume 43

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A Form of Psychological Torture: Why Israel’s Refusal to Return the Bodies of Palestinian Soldiers is a Violation of International Law

By: Matthew Ledford A funeral ceremony and a proper burial have always seemingly been associated with maintaining the dignity of the dead and providing the family of those deceased with some amount of closure, no matter how small. Yet, for some individuals in Palestine, this important burial ritual has been made nearly impossible.[1]  In the midst of the ever-raging battle…