The Hamas regime in Gaza has rejected an International Red Cross request for information regarding the remains of IDF Lt. Hadar Goldin HY”D and Sgt. Oren Shaul HY”D as well as three civilians being held in Gaza.
According to Red Cross officials on Sunday, 17 Sivan, Hamas is unwilling to cooperate in any way.
Goldin and Shaul were killed in Gaza fighting during Operation Protective Edge during the summer of 2014 and their bodies taken by Hamas using the vast underground tunnel network.
Hamas is also holding Ethiopian Israeli Avera (Avraham) Mengistu and Bedouin Hisham al-Sayed, both mentally unstable, explaining why they entered Gaza voluntarily. They are in Gaza since 2014 and 2015 respectively.
Hamas released a statement, that no information pertaining to the soldiers and civilians held in Gaza would be released without a prisoner exchange deal that will result in the release “of our people held by the Zionist entity”.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)