The parents of fallen IDF soldier Hadar Goldin are demanding that the Israeli government keep the body of the terrorist who was eliminated in Jenin earlier this week until the Gaza-based terrorist group returns the remains of the soldiers in its possession. According to the parents, this move will show Hamas that Israel’s policy has changed.
Goldin (left), Shaul (right) Photo Credit: Courtesy of the families
Simcha and Leah Goldin, whose son’s body is being held by Hamas in Gaza, demanded on Friday that the Israeli government withhold the body of the terrorist who was eliminated in the large-scale Jenin operation on Thursday morning. The terrorist was connected to the terror cell that carried out the shooting attack in which Rabbi Raziel Shevach was murdered.
Hadar Goldin’s parents voiced their demand in a letter they sent to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman via their legal counsel. In the letter, the fallen soldier’s parents mentioned the Security Cabinet decision from about a year ago that stated, “Israel will continue to hold the bodies of Hamas members who carried out terror attacks and the bodies of terrorists who carried out particularly horrendous attacks.”
“Hamas doesn’t act in accordance with international law and is holding the bodies of fallen IDF soldiers in a piratic and unhumanitarian manner,” the Goldin family wrote. “Not releasing the bodies of the terrorists is a clear message to the Hamas leadership that the Israeli policy has changed and the humanitarian gestures on our part are done until the return of Hadar and Oron [Shaul].”
Earlier today, Lieberman said that second terrorist involved in the rabbi’s murder is “living on borrowed time.” The terrorist managed to flee Jenin during the Israeli forces’ operation. “The war on terror is not a one-time thing but an ongoing effort,” Lieberman said. “I’m certain we will soon be able to track down the terrorist who fled and settle the score with him.”