Special UN Security Council Session to meet Friday to discuss Israelis held in Gaza

December 20, 2017 07:38
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A special informal meeting of the United Nations Security Council, hosted by the United States and Ukraine, will meet Friday to discuss the issue of civilians and the remains of Israeli soldiers held in the Gaza Strip.

The mother of Hadar Goldin, an Israeli soldier whose remains are held by Hamas, will address the Security Council and call on the international community to help return the remains of her son.

“The international community must fulfill its responsibilities and pressure Hamas until this unacceptable situation is resolved,” Israeli Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon said.

The session will focus on the plight of Abraham Mengistu and Hisham al-Sayed, two civilians held captive in Gaza, as well as two slain Israeli soldiers, Hadar Goldin and Oron Shaul, whose remains have been held in Gaza since Operation Protective Edge in 2014.

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