'Humanitarian aid for Hamas - only if they return our sons'

Family of murdered IDF soldier insists government condition humanitarian aid to Hamas on return of slain IDF soldiers' bodies.

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Simcha and Leah Goldin
Simcha and Leah Goldin
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The family of slain IDF soldier Hadar Goldin on Thursday demanded Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu condition humanitarian aid to Hamas on the return of Israel's missing soldiers and civilians.

Hadar Goldin and Oron Shaul were killed and their bodies held by Hamas terrorists during 2014's Operation Protective Edge.

The Goldins' demand follows Hamas' demand Israel allow Palestinian Arabs to remove the bodies of Islamic Jihad terrorists from the tunnels which collapsed on them.

Several terrorists were killed when the IDF's Southern Command destroyed a network of terror tunnels found near Khan Yunis in southern Gaza Monday afternoon.

"Any humanitarian gesture Israel offers Hamas must be offered on condition that our sons return home. If the Israeli government accedes to Hamas' request, it will be a moral crime and a sign of weak diplomatic policy," the family said.

"It is inconceivable that the Israeli government will continue giving in to Hamas' humanitarian caprices while the terror organization continues holding captive the bodies of IDF soldiers."

In October, Hadar Goldin's father Simcha said the Israeli government "must not allow itself to miss another opportunity to bring Hadar, Oron Shaul, and the other civilians home. The most effective way to do this would be for the State of Israel to condition any humanitarian aid to Gaza on the return of Israel's soldiers and citizens."








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