The Goldin family has turned to Israel’s High Court of Justice to compel the government to carry out cabinet decisions to activity pursue Hamas towards seeing progress regarding the return of their son Lt. Hadar HY”D, whose body was snatched during fighting along with the body of Sgt. Oren Shaul. Hamas has not provided any information on the two since they were killed during Operation Protective Edge in the summer of 2014.
Attorneys Aviad Cohen and Svorai are representing the Goldins, as the matter is scheduled for the court’s agenda for Tuesday, 10 Kislev.
According to the Goldin family, the state’s response is not serious about the procedure, since it includes “new facts known to the petitioners for the first time, and contains very vague words that justify discussion and the granting of an interim order.” According to them, “there is a fundamental difference between the cabinet’s decision and the policy actually implemented, with the current policy being to give gestures to senior Hamas members and their families.”
The family also accuses Israel of not being clear about the definition of senior Hamas figures.
“Unfortunately, it is hard to shake off the impression that the state sought, in its response, to disguise this fundamental gap between the cabinet decision and the policy,” the petition to the court reads.
Among the decisions taken by the cabinet a few months ago as part of the means to exert pressure on Hamas, worsening the prison conditions of prisoners in Israeli prisons and not returning the bodies of terrorists killed during an attempt to carry out attacks. however, this too is not carried out.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)