Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara on Friday expressed their condolences over the death of Herzl Shaul, the father of IDF Sft. Oron Shaul whose body has been held by Hamas since the 2014 Operation Protective Edge in Gaza.
"In our meetings with Herzl we saw a strong man, who devoted all his time and energy toward his health and efforts to return the body of his late son," Netanyahu said.
In his sympathy message, the prime minister vowed that Israel will continue to "act on all fronts" to ensure the return of Oron Shaul and bury him in Israel. "This effort will not end until Oron returns home," he stressed.