Liberman: Terrorists' bodies won't be returned

Defense Min. says bodies of terrorists killed in Friday's riots in Gaza should be held until return of remains of Hadar Goldin, Oron Shaul.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

Avigdor Liberman
Avigdor Liberman
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Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman vowed Sunday that the bodies of the terrorists who were killed during the riots at the Israel-Gaza border Friday will not be returned until the Hamas terrorist organization returns the bodies of Hadar Goldin and Oron Shaul.

"Hamas has invested $260 million in terrorist infrastructure instead of electricity and water, and despite everything, they suddenly found $15 million for the weekend terror parade," Liberman told Channel 20.

Liberman addressed the demand by Meretz Chairperson Tamar Zandberg to open an investigation into the liquidation of the terrorists in the Hamas march. "I think that Tamar Sandberg represents the Palestinians. She has not represented Israel for a long time. The Meretz movement, along with the Joint List belongs in Ramallah, and I do not understand what they are doing in the Knesset."

The defense minister attacked media personality and Army Radio host Koby Meidan, who said he was 'ashamed to be Israeli' following the killing of the terrorists. "I can not interfere with the content. At the same time, I understand that the commander of Army Radio called him for clarification."

"I am ashamed that this is a journalist at a military station. I expect that from the point of view of his professional honesty he will draw the proper conclusions and not be stationed at the military base," Liberman said.

18 people were killed during the riots at the security fence on the Gaza border Friday when they attempted to scale the security fence or hurled firebombs at soldiers were killed in Friday’s clashes, with hundreds more wounded. Ten of those killed were affiliated with the Hamas terror organization which rules the Gaza Strip.