Simcha Goldin, father of Hadar
Simcha Goldin, father of Hadar Meir Sela

The family of Lt. Hadar Goldin welcomed on Thursday the Israeli government's decision not to return the body of terrorists to their families.

Goldin was killed during Operation Protective Edge in the summer of 2014; his body was kidnapped by Hamas in Gaza and has still not been recovered. 

As part of a slew of new security measures in response to the wave of Arab terror sweeping across Israel, the Security Cabinet approved on Wednesday Internal Security Minister Gilad Erdan's proposal not to return the bodies of Arab terrorists killed while conducting attacks.

The Cabinet is likewise considering Erdan's suggestion to bury the terrorists at cemeteries belonging to the IDF that are located at the extreme edges of the country, where terrorists have in past been buried.

"For too many years the State of Israel has enabled the moral injustice which allows the bodies of terrorists killed during attacks to be returned to their families who bury them as heroes in glorious funeral processions," Goldin's father, Simcha, said. 

"A strong country must use all means necessary to make the enemy stop believing in its methods," Goldin stressed. 

 "Refusing to return the bodies of terrorists to their families is not just another tool for Israel against terror and its perpetrators, but a step that is right and moral, while our children remain prisoners in Gaza in the hands Hamas." 

"We must remember that Hadar and Oron [Shaul] remain captive in Gaza, and their bodies have not been brought to Israel for burial."