The Al-Qassam Brigades yesterday pledged that it “will not release priceless” information about Israeli soldiers detained in Gaza.
In a statement issued to mark the horrific massacre carried out by the Israeli army during the 2014 Israeli offensive on Gaza, when 140 Palestinians were killed, including 75 children, the resistance faction said: “Six years have passed since the detention of Hadar Goldin and the Israeli occupation has failed to get any information about him, his life or his whereabout.”
It stressed that it “will not release priceless information” about Goldin or any of the Israelis detained in Gaza, including the other Israeli soldier Oron Shaul, who was detained during the same Israeli offensive.
Israel believes the bodies of two of its soldiers, Lieutenant Hadar Goldin and Sergeant Oron Shaul, are being held in Gaza after they were killed in battle during the 2014 assault on the enclave. This is in addition to two alleged civilians, Avera Mengistu and Hisham Al-Sayed, who Hamas says are also soldiers and are being held as prisoners of war.