Family of the Israeli officer Hadar Goldin, who was captured by Palestinian resistance during Israel’s 2014 aggression on Gaza, slammed the Israeli government for failing to free their son.
The family on Monday evening criticized Israeli Army Minister Avigdor Lieberman’s interview with the Palestinian newspaper al-Quds because he failed to mention Goldin’s issue during the interview.
“It is disappointing to see that the minister in charge of bringing Hadar and Oron (home) purposely avoided mentioning them in an interview that he granted to a central Palestinian newspaper,” said the family.
“It induces despair, to see how much Lieberman has softened since he entered his office,” the family added. “The person who gave Ismail Haneyya 48 hours to return the abducted soldiers and civilians from Gaza, now wants to turn Gaza into Singapore.”
“The Israeli government – and the Defense Minister in particular – are responsible for placing continuous pressure on Hamas in order to bring Oron and Hadar back to Israel, and not to give the public the feeling that they have been forgotten in Sejaiya and Rafah,” the family said, referencing the locations in which the two men went missing during the 2014 Israeli aggression.
Al-Qassam Brigades, Hamas’s armed wing, had declared the capture of an unrevealed number of Israeli soldiers during Israel’s 2014 offensive on Gaza Strip.
The Brigades refused to reveal any details unless all Palestinian ex-detainees who were freed during Shalit Swap Deal were released.