Family of slain IDF soldier: Get my son’s body back before rehabilitating Gaza

Following assertions by President Reuven Rivlin on more than one occasion that Israel is interested in the rehabilitation of Gaza, the family of Lt. Hadar Goldin,  killed in Gaza during Operation Preventive Edge, visited the president on Sunday to demand that before Israel engages in any effort to rehabilitate Gaza, Hadar’s remains and those of Oren Shaul, still held by Hamas, must be returned to Israel.

The family was not opposed to the rehabilitation of Gaza, but wanted to put things in perspective.

While acknowledging the suffering of Gazans, they made the point that the suffering of Israelis must also be taken into account and asked Rivlin that any future remarks he makes about the rehabilitation of Gaza should underscored by the conditional on the return by Hamas of the remains of the two soldiers.


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