Someone must take responsibility for return of missing soldiers

Did the negotiator lie to the families of the missing? The PM and security cabinet need to answer some questions. Opinion.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/6/2019, 10:23 AM

US envoy asks UN to act to bring back missing Israelis

Jason Greenblatt sends letter to UN, asks body to continue efforts to release Israeli soldiers and civilians being held by Hamas.Ben Ariel, 9/3/2019, 3:04 AM

Parents of KIA soldier meet White House officials

Leah and Simcha Goldin, whose son Hadar was killed in Gaza, ask White House officials to step in and help out.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/31/2019, 9:58 PM

'Pray up there so that I get Oron back'

Oron Shaul's mother at her husband's memorial: I thought together we would do everything to bring back Oron, but now I am fighting alone.Hezki Baruch, 8/30/2019, 5:30 AM

Shaul family to Netanyahu: Bring the boys home

Family of soldier Oron Shaul holds march in Tel Aviv to demand the PM bring their son home.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 8/17/2019, 1:31 AM

Hamas: Real chance to resolve issue of soldiers' bodies

Hamas spokesman says Israeli government 'lies' about Hadar Goldin and Oron Shaul, whose bodies the terror group has held for 5 years.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/23/2019, 10:50 PM

Gantz: 'No Gaza solution without returning Hadar and Oron'

Bereaved father: 'I appreciate Chiefs of Staff and President, but I cannot hear Prime Minister promising same thing five times.'Hezki Baruch, 7/23/2019, 7:35 PM

'We want quiet but prepare for battle'

President and PM participate in annual memorial for Protective Edge fallen. PM: We're committed to bringing back Shaul, Goldin, civilians.Mordechai Sones, 7/23/2019, 7:10 PM

Hamas to release information on soldiers' bodies

Terror group which rules Gaza to air broadcast on Israelis it holds captive close to PM Netanyahu's speech on anniversary of 2014 war.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/23/2019, 6:48 PM

'We do not have the courage to be angry at the State of Israel'

Special ceremony held in Jerusalem marking five years since two soldiers and two civilians were taken captive in Gaza.Ben Ariel, 7/22/2019, 3:04 AM

Hamas TV: Agreement with Israel includes prisoner swap

Hamas TV claims soon-to-be-signed agreement includes prisoners swap. Goldin family: We haven't heard that.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/2/2019, 8:48 AM

'I don't have much time left: I want to know where my son is'

Mother of Oron Shaul, whose body has been held by Hamas for over 4 years, blames those seeking the premiership for failure to bring him homeArutz Sheva Staff, 3/4/2019, 10:55 AM

'No politician can wave the flag'

Professor Simcha Goldin, father of Lt. Goldin, attacks the entire political system for not returning kidnapped soldiers and civilians.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/10/2019, 8:30 AM

Hadar Goldin's father says army could have returned son

Uvda Investigative Channel releases video of soldiers who had gone after terrorists in tunnels attempting to get Hadar back.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/20/2019, 10:55 AM

'Our faith in the government has been shattered'

Father of fallen IDF soldier says government broke the 'covenant' between army and soldiers by failing to return his son's remains.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/30/2018, 7:30 PM

Will Trump pressure Hamas to return fallen IDF soldiers?

Bereaved families of fallen IDF soldiers petition White House to pressure Hamas to return soldiers' remains for burial.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/17/2018, 1:51 PM

Israel denies deal reached with Hamas to return MIAs

Senior source says reports Israel and Hamas reach deal to return missing soldiers untrue.Tzvi Lev, 11/17/2018, 7:30 PM

'It's possible to bring back the soldiers' bodies within a week'

Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot tells Goldin family that political echelon can get back bodies of Hadar Goldin and Oron Shaul if it desired.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/3/2018, 7:39 PM

Official denies report Norway to mediate between Israel, Hamas

Lebanese newspaper reports Norwegian emissary began mediation between Israel and Hamas in attempt to secure agreement to return KIA bodies.Mordechai Sones, 10/1/2018, 9:11 PM

Watch: Christians pray for return of slain IDF soldiers

Churches and Christian organizations around world join international initiative ahead of UN General Assembly opening session.Yoni Kempinski, 9/24/2018, 10:28 PM

'Israel made a mistake in handling Gaza captives'

Former coordinator for captives and missing persons says Israel should've conditioned end of 2014 fighting on the release of the captives.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/9/2018, 5:14 AM

Oron Shaul's brother joins the IDF

Brother of Golani soldier whose body is held by Hamas terror group drafts into the IDF as a fitness instructor.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/3/2018, 11:11 AM

General: Government acting wisely in Gaza

Brigadier General (res.) Kahalani says politicians should not make military promises that could change when they come into power.Eliran Aharon, 8/31/2018, 11:53 AM

'One of the more heroic battles in Israel'

Former Defense Minister Amir Peretz demands that the government work to bring back the bodies of Hadar Goldin and Oron Shaul.Yoni Kempinski, 8/27/2018, 4:38 AM

'Liberman, bring back the boys'

MK Oren Hazan criticizes Defense Minister over failure to bring back bodies of Hadar Goldin and Oron Shaul.Yoni Kempinski, 8/27/2018, 2:06 AM

1,460 Golani and Givati berets in front of 'Hakirya'

On 'Protective Edge' 4th anniversary, 1,460 Golani and Givati berets hung for return of Hadar Goldin and Oron Shaul opposite army HQ.Yoni Kempinski, 8/26/2018, 1:41 PM

Rivlin to Bolton: Don't forget Hadar and Oron

Israeli President meets US National Security Advisor, asks him to ensure return of all Israelis held by Hamas in Gaza.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/21/2018, 7:09 PM

Report: Israel to demand information on Hamas-held prisoners

Israel will not lift blockade without word on Hamas captives, including IDF soldiers Hadar Goldin and Oron Shaul, Arab sources report.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/7/2018, 10:48 AM

Cabinet meets to discuss Hamas-Israel deal

Families of killed soldiers and captive Israelis protest any deal not including their returnEliran Aharon, 8/5/2018, 6:28 PM

Bring them home

It is four years since Operation Protective Edge and Oron and Hadar are still not home. The remains of US soldiers who fell in Korea are on their way home after 70 years. Larry Gordon, 8/5/2018, 5:33 PM

MIA's family furious over understandings with Hamas

Family of Oron Shaul warns Prime Minister over truce arrangement that leaves out MIAs, says it will backfire.Gil Ronen, 8/3/2018, 4:13 PM

Mother's open letter to UN Middle East Coordinator

Mother of murdered soldier whose body has been held by Hamas since 2014 demands UN coordinator insist Hamas release her son's body.Dr. Leah Goldin, 8/1/2018, 9:45 AM

'Condition humanitarian aid for Gaza on soldiers' return'

Leah Goldin, mother of Hadar Goldin, says aid to Gaza should be conditioned on Hamas returning her son and IDF soldier Oron Shaul.Yoni Kempinski, 7/31/2018, 4:38 AM

Leading halakhic authority against the Supreme Court

Rabbi Yaakov Ariel: 'In war the rules of justice are different - especially when it comes to a cruel enemy.'Uzi Baruch, 7/12/2018, 12:02 PM

Fmr. Canada Justice Minister addresses Knesset cmtte on KIAs

Prof Irwin Cotler: 'For four years there have been continual, standing violations of international humanitarian law.'Hezki Baruch, 7/4/2018, 7:02 PM

Take negotiating lessons from Abbas

Mother of missing IDF soldier Hadar Goldin points out that PA sets preconditions for negotiating - but Israel does not.Hezki Baruch, 7/4/2018, 4:21 PM

Justice Minister: An opportunity to bring our soldiers home

Justice Minister Shaked says Israel won't release recaptured 'Shalit deal' terrorists as precondition to return of IDF soldiers, civilians.Hezki Baruch, 7/4/2018, 12:26 PM

MIAs families' letters given to the Pope

Labor chairman Avi Gabbay meets Pope Francis, discusses Middle East and the ways to promote peace.Hezki Baruch, 7/4/2018, 5:43 AM

'Protective Edge isn't over'

Bereaved families hold solidarity and support event with Shaul and Goldin families, fighting to bring sons back from Gaza.Mordechai Sones, 7/3/2018, 8:52 PM

National Union: We need to be victorious in Gaza

Young activists arrange protest, push Israeli solidarity to bring missing IDF soldiers home.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/28/2018, 3:23 PM

Supreme Court to gov't: Submit classified information

Family of missing IDF soldier delays release of terrorists' bodies.Uzi Baruch, 6/20/2018, 4:35 PM

Bring Hamas to its knees, says MK

MK Bezalel Smotrich (Jewish Home) says Israel should not allow more than bare minimum aid into Gaza until MIAs are returned.Guy Cohen, 6/1/2018, 5:23 PM

'Rehabilitate Gaza - provided the boys return home'

Minister Bennett tours Gaza perimeter, refers to negotiations on possible 'hudna' and issue of Overrule Clause.Hezki Baruch, 5/24/2018, 1:52 PM

'They sold Hadar and Oron in favor of an agreement'

Family of Hadar Goldin urges government not to repeat the mistakes of the past.Hezki Baruch, 5/16/2018, 5:09 AM

'We foiled attempted abductions, infiltrations into settlements'

Coordinator of Government Activities in Territories succeeded in ceremony; Eizenkot speaks of security tensions and Gaza situation.Eliran Aharon, 5/1/2018, 7:39 PM

Hamas: No negotiations with Israel on prisoner swap

Hamas says reports in Israeli media about negotiations on new prisoner exchange deal are lies.Dalit Halevi, 4/26/2018, 2:40 AM

Internal Hamas dispute preventing prisoner exchange?

Disagreement among Hamas leaders over approach to terror marches reportedly preventing deal involving return of IDF soldiers' bodies.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/24/2018, 8:13 AM

'Don't allow Hamas terrorist burial in Gaza'

Education Minister Bennett says Hamas engineer won't be buried in Gaza until Israeli prisoners are returned home.Uzi Baruch, 4/21/2018, 11:10 PM

Hamas lays down conditions for prisoner swap

Hamas sets preconditions for prisoner swap with Israel, promises to force Israel to release convicted terrorists.Dalit Halevi, 4/20/2018, 8:50 AM

Haniyeh: Hamas ready for prisoner deal with Israel

Hamas leader says the group is ready to negotiate with Israel to trade two Israeli captives and bodies of two soldiers it is holding.Elad Benari, 4/18/2018, 12:04 AM

'We're working in every way to get the boys back'

PM meets members of Goldin and Shaul families, briefs on security force activity to return Hamas captives.Mordechai Sones, 4/9/2018, 8:08 PM

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, 4/1/2018, 10:54 PM

Minister Katz to PA counterpart: First return Hadar and Oron

Welfare Minister Chaim Katz meets with PA Labor Minister: 'Palestinian workers need decent living, but first we want the boys back.'Mordechai Sones, 3/28/2018, 12:27 PM

Parents: Cabinet should lead effort to return KIAs

Goldin family appeals to cabinet ministers demanding they condition any Gaza humanitarian upgrade on return of bodies held by Hamas.Mordechai Sones, 2/5/2018, 7:28 PM

US envoy Greenblatt meets with families of abducted soldiers

'These families are suffering unbearable pain as a result of the shameful, despicable acts of Hamas.'Mordechai Sones, 1/25/2018, 2:37 PM

Hamas leaders barred from 'humanitarian visits' to Israel

Israeli government orders Hamas leaders, their families barred from entering Israel for medical treatment, other 'humanitarian' needs.David Rosenberg, 1/15/2018, 5:07 PM

Islamic Jihad fires Iranian mortar from Gaza

IDF estimates Islamic Jihad responsible for mortar fire during birthday ceremony in honor of IDF KIA; projectiles found to be Iranian issue.Mordechai Sones, 1/3/2018, 12:14 PM