Israel’s Welfare Minister tells his Palestinian counterpart at meeting under German mediation, “the parties can cooperate and increase awareness and guidance for the Palestinian workers,” but as a first step of cooperation, Minister Katz demanded the Palestinian side “return the bodies of Hadar Goldin and Oron Shaul to Israel.”
By Mordechai Sones
Labor and Social Affairs Minister Chaim Katz met yesterday with his Palestinian Authority counterpart, PA Labor Minister Mamoun Abu-Shahla.
The meeting was held with mediation and participation of the German Ambassador to Israel, Dr. Clemens von Goetze.
During the meeting, Minister Katz told his PA counterpart, “Bring Hadar Goldin and Oron Shaul to Israel for burial. Continue Reading »
Israel’s High Court of Justice rules on filed petition from the parents of Lt. Hadar Goldin, who said it is “a moral imperative for the Israeli government to stop rewarding Hamas” with one sided return of the dead.
By Yair Altman and Nitzi Yakov
The High Court of Justice on Thursday granted a petition to stop the state from repatriating the body of a Palestinian killed in a security incident off the Gaza Strip’s coast in February.
The petition was filed by Simcha and Leah Goldin, whose son, Lt. Hadar Goldin of the Givati Brigade, was killed in Gaza during the 2014 conflict. Continue Reading »
The Israeli government announced on Monday that the IDF and border security are to ban all Hamas leaders & family members from entering Israel for any kind of ‘humanitarian’ visit, including medical treatment in Israeli medical facilities.
By David Rosenberg
The Israeli government announced Monday that it would no longer permit members of the Hamas terrorist group or their immediate family members in Gaza to enter Israel with entry permits issued out of humanitarian concerns, including to seek medical treatment in Israeli hospitals, as opposed to medical facilities in the Gaza Strip.
The announcement was made Monday after the government acknowledged to the Supreme Court that it had hitherto not fully implemented a security cabinet decision which included sanctions targeting Hamas leadership. Continue Reading »
IDF reports Israel launched a second strike, destroying two Hamas observation posts in northern Gaza, just a day after a mortar fired by Palestinian terrorists hit an Israeli structure during a birthday ceremony for slain IDF soldier, Oron Shaul.
By Yoav Zitun and Elior Levy
Israeli jets attacked a Hamas observation post Saturday evening in northern Gaza in response to rockets that were fired Friday morning at Israel during a ceremony held in memory of an IDF soldier who was killed during Operation Protective Edge in 2014.
IAF F-15i (Ra’am) takes off – Photo: IAF website
One of the rockets hit a structure in the Sha’ar HaNegev Regional Council, while the Iron Dome system intercepted two other rockets.The Code Red alarms were sounded during a ceremony held in Kfar Aza marking the would-be 24th birthday of soldier Oron Shaul, whose body has been held by Hamas in Gaza since Operation Protective Edge. Continue Reading »
Former Mossad official: When Jerusalem begins to take action against Gaza’s ‘royal family’ bank accounts, force them into constant litigation in the courts and end their ‘privileged’ medical care in Israeli hospitals, Hamas leaders will release the Israeli hostages.
By Shimon Cohen
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has decided to appoint Yaron Blum as the new coordinator for issues concerning missing and captive Israelis.
Blum was appointed to replace Lior Lotan, who stepped down in August after three years in which he voluntarily held the position.
Hadar Goldin (L), Oron Shaul (C), Abera Mengistu (R) – Photos: Courtesy
Arutz Sheva spoke to Rami Igra, former head of the Prisoners and Missing Persons Division of the Mossad, about what Blum could and should do in his new position to bring Israelis held by the Hamas terrorist organization home. Continue Reading »
Former chief of Mossad MIA unit says Israel should target Hamas leaders’ wallets, ‘make them miserable’ by cracking down on their daily lives, and even reject access to Israeli medical facilities for their families when treatment at Palestinian hospitals are available.
By Arutz Sheva Staff
Israel must re-think its policy towards the Hamas terror organization, a former senior Mossad official told Army Radio, particularly with regard to the return of Israeli captives and slain IDF soldiers being held hostage in the Gaza Strip.
Hamas billionaire Khaled Meshaal exercising in a private gym in a fancy part of Doha, Qatar. Continue Reading »
In effort to pressure Hamas to release Israeli hostages, and the bodies of kidnaped killed soldiers, Israel suspended visitation rights to their terrorist prisoners.
• Israel’s Public Security Ministry rejected the ICRC’s request outright.
• Father of Lt. Hadar Goldin, whose body is held by Hamas, says demand demonstrates the Red Cross’ “hypocrisy and inhumanity”
By Itsik Saban
The International Committee of the Red Cross has demanded that Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan reinstate visitation rights for Hamas prisoners from Gaza who are serving time in Israeli prisons. According to the committee, Israel’s decision to prevent family members from visiting security prisoners is a “violation of the Geneva Convention.”
Red Cross was also worthless in releasing abducted IDF soldier Gilad Shalit, as shown here with a Hamas terrorist’s hand on their prisoner’s shoulder during a forced interview. Continue Reading »
The Gaza run terrorist organization said Israel’s decision to end visitation rights constitutes a ‘declaration of war’ on prisoners, saying, “Hamas will not allow this punishment. There will be a price to pay.”
Israel is no longer allowing relatives to visit jailed Hamas terrorists, the Gaza-based terror organization claimed on Thursday.
Abd El-Rahman Shadid, who heads up Hamas’ bureau of prisoner affairs, declared in a written statement to Arab journalists that Israel had revoked the visitation rights of jailed terrorists affiliated with the Hamas terror group.
According to Shadid, the decision to halt visits to jailed Hamas terrorists is tied to Israeli efforts to bring about the return of two murdered IDF soldiers – Oron Shaul and Hadar Goldin – whose bodies have been held by Hamas since 2014. Continue Reading »
Israel’s decision came during Sunday’s meeting called by the government’s Security Cabinet to discuss ways to finally retrieve the missing Israeli soldiers and citizens, those dead and alive, held by Hamas since 2014.
Israel’s Security Cabinet on Sunday announced a new policy in which the bodies of Hamas terrorists will not be returned to their families, but will be buried by Israeli authorities instead.
Cabinet members passed the measure unanimously during a meeting convened to discuss possible ways to bring back the bodies of Israeli soldiers Oron Shaul and Hadar Goldin, and citizens held in the Hamas controlled Gaza Strip. Continue Reading »
Special envoy Lior Lotan reports Israel offered to return to Hamas 18 jailed prisoners along with 19 bodies of their fighters, all captured during Operation Protective Edge, in return for MIAs Hadar Goldin & Oron Shaul, but the Gaza terror organization rejected Israel’s offer.
By Itamar Eichner
Lior Lotan, the prime minister’s envoy on hostages and missing persons, said on Tuesday that Hamas has rejected several offers to swap all of its men captured—both dead and alive—during Operation Protective Edge in exchange for the remains of Israeli soldiers Hadar Goldin and Oron Shaul.
The two soldiers were killed during the 2014 campaign in the Gaza Strip and their bodies were captured by Hamas. Continue Reading »
Hamas refuses to negotiate return of fallen IDF soldiers Hadar Goldin & Oron Shaul, until Israel releases 63 Arab terrorists freed in Shalit deal that were rearrested for returning to terrorism.
By Dalit Halevy and Tova Dvorin
Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal has introduced strict conditions for any future transaction with Israel regarding the return of the bodies of two soldiers killed in Operation Protective Edge.
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Oron Shaul & Hadar Goldin – IDF Spokesman
Last October, there was talk in Hamas of a swap of Arab terrorists
in exchange for the bodies of Givati Brigade officer Hadar Goldin and Golani Brigade combat
soldier Oron Shaul, although the deal never materialized.