'Liberman busy briefing against us'

Tzur Goldin, Hadar's brother, criticizes DM Avigdor Liberman's conduct: 'Mission is to defeat Hamas, not bereaved families'

Mordechai Sones,

Tzur Goldin
Tzur Goldin
Yoni Kempinski

Tzur Goldin, the brother of IDF KIA Hadar Goldin, criticized the conduct of Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman.

"Since the morning, the Defense Minister has been occupied with briefing against the Goldin and Shaul families. I was taught as a fighter in the IDF that our mission is to defeat Hamas, not bereaved families," Goldin wrote in his Twitter account.

"I have one request as a brother of an officer who was killed and kidnapped ... The next time you interview Liberman, ask him to inform you of one action that he performed to return the kidnapped soldiers," he wrote.

On Sunday, Liberman said that he "accepts with understanding and love the criticism of the Goldin and Shaul families and continues to be personally committed to the return to Israel of Hadar and Oron and of our citizens held in the Gaza Strip in violation of international law."

He angered the Goldin and Shaul families when he said, "We must not repeat the mistake of the Shalit deal. In that deal, 1,027 terrorists were released, including murderers and their facilitators, including Mahmoud Qawasmeh, who was released to the Gaza Strip and financed the abduction of the three youths, and Yahya Sinwar, who leads Hamas in the Gaza Strip. The same Sinwar who now poses refractory demands that make it impossible to advance to any deal."

Meanwhile, Hamas leader Yihye Sanwar says his organization is willing to hold indirect talks on the release of Israeli civilians and the bodies of soldiers in his hands under one condition, the release of all the terrorists rearrested after being released in the Shalit deal.