'Nobody deals with returning the boys'

Leah Goldin, mother of Lt. Hadar Goldin, frustrated by inaction to return bodies, hopes caucus establishment motivates decision-makers.

Eliran Aharon ,

Leah Goldin
Leah Goldin
Eliran Aharon

Leah Goldin, mother of Lt. Hadar Goldin whose body has been held ransom by Hamas for the past two-and-a-half years, shares her thoughts with Arutz Sheva after attending the first session of the new Knesset caucus for the soldier's return:

"I don't know if I can say we emerged with optimism, but I can say I feel we succeeded in moving people, reaching them, I think more people will take action, more and more will abandon their apathy and start taking action, and that's the most significant thing.

"I believe that each person acting from his particular place, can do something small to bring about the changes to move something. As you heard here, not much is needed to defeat the Hamas. They are enemies, but we've been capable of defeating worse enemies than they.

"It's not just the army. The misgivings have been a form of excuse for the past two years, an attitude of 'sit quietly and don't make waves, and if there will be quiet everything will work out by itself. But that never happened, and it doesn't appear to be what will happen in this case, either. The point is that a decision must be made that the mission facing us is to bring the boys back, and to simply work on it. Such a decision has never been made for the past two-and-a-half years. I believe that once a decision is made, and an action plan is formulated, we have wonderful people who simply need to carry it out." [Hebrew interview]