Israel's public broadcaster Kan reported on Monday that Israel is still holding the body of the Egyptian policeman who killed 3 Israeli soldiers at dawn Saturday near the Al-Awja crossing on the border between Egypt and Israel.
The commission said the Israeli authorities were preparing to hand over the body to the Egyptian authorities in the coming days.
On Sunday, Israeli media published the results of a preliminary investigation by the Israeli army into the attack, which Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other officials in his government described as serious.
The results of the initial investigation showed that the Egyptian policeman, whose identity has not yet been revealed, planned each step in advance and knew the area well, including the observation post where two of the three soldiers were killed, by virtue of his work as a border guard.
The investigation also found that the perpetrator of the attack walked at night within 5 kilometers of his position in Egyptian territory and penetrated about one and a half kilometers into Israeli territory before killing the two soldiers (a male and a female soldier) at dawn, then clashing the same afternoon with an Israeli force and killing a third soldier before being killed.
According to Israeli media, the Egyptian policeman was carrying an old Kalashnikov assault rifle, six ammunition magazines, knives and a Quran.
Meanwhile, Israeli Minister Yisrael Katz, a member of the security cabinet team, called on Egypt to investigate and assume responsibility for the attack.
Katz said in an interview with Israel Radio this morning that Israel was conducting in-depth investigations to determine the negligence and failure of its forces in this case.
Before that, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu demanded that Cairo conduct a comprehensive and detailed joint investigation. Israel's security cabinet met last night to discuss the operation at the Awja crossing.