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May 24, 2001
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Israel’s High Court of Justice gave the defense minister 30 days to explain why he does not order the opening of a mass grave for 47 people killed in the siege of a convoy to Hadassah hospital on Mount Scopus during Israel’s 1948 War of Independence, in order to allow positive identification of the remains. The court was responding to a petition filed by families of the missing, who claim that the remains of only 22 bodies are buried in the mass grave, with the rest in a Muslim cemetery in eastern Jerusalem.

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