Rep Ileana Ros-Lehtinen
Rep Ileana Ros-Lehtinen צילום: Rep Ros-Lehtinen's office

Rep Ileana Ros-Lehtinen of Florida's 27th district, addressed the U.S. Congress on the issue of the soldier who was murdered by Hamas during a cease-fire:

Thank you, Mr. Speaker, yesterday I had the honor of meeting Simcha and Leah Golden. They are the parents of Israeli Defense Force Lieutenant Golden. And they have started this campaign, Bringing Hadar Home.

Hours after the declaration of the international brokerage cease-fire to the 2014 Gaza conflict, Hamas terrorists murdered Lieutenant Golden and dragged his body deep into one of the underground tunnels in Gaza.

A year and a half after this brave and patriotic young man's murder, the family still languishes in limbo, unable to give Hadar a proper burial because Hamas is holding his body hostage. But this was a cease-fire entered by Israel at the urging of Secretary Kerry and the U.N., and they still bear some responsibility for securing Hadar's return home to Israel.

We have noticed how little Hamas regards human life by its indiscriminate rocket attacks against innocent Israeli citizens and by holding Palsetinian citizens as human shields. We must demand Hadar's return home and support the Golden family in its efforts to give Hadar a proper burial and put an end to this nightmare.

The video of the address can be viewed here.