'When will the government actually treat Hamas like terrorists?'

Parents of solider held by Hamas slam government's concessions on family visitation rights to hunger striking terrorists.

Arutz Sheva Staff,

Goldin family
Goldin family
Arutz Sheva

The parents of IDF Lieutenant Hadar Goldin, who is held by the Hamas terrorist organization in Gaza, protested on Sunday against the way in which the terrorists' hunger strike ended.

Hadar Goldin and Oron Shaul were killed in action during Operation Protective Edge in 2014, Hamas has illegally held their bodies hostage since the conflict.

In a statement issued by the family, they said that they are particularly angry about the agreement on improving the frequency of family visits to imprisoned terrorists.

"It seems that the government, headed by Netanyahu, surrendered once again to the Hamas terrorist prisoners holding IDF soldiers Lieutenant Hadar Goldin and Staff Sergeant Oron Shaul, since Operation Protective Edge," the statement said.

The Goldin family added, "This is the [evidence of the ]government's futility and helplessness, it is constantly waving a white flag against the worst enemies of Israel."

"Instead of implementing the decision of the Political-Security Cabinet from the beginning of 2017 and exerting effective pressure on prisoners and their families, the government has decided to continue the vacation camp atmosphere in prisons and to add visits and improved conditions for the summer of 2017," the family said.

Terrorist prisoners ended their 40 day hunger strike today, backing down from a long list of demands they had publicized and making do with allowing the PA to pay for their relatives to come visit them twice a month. Many Israelis believe the prisoners should have been given nothing.




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