Danon meets with Goldin Family about 'bringing our boys back'

"This violation of international law requires that UN officials work to bring our boys back home," said Ambassador Danon.

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August 22, 2019 18:54
Leah Goldin, mother of Hadar, speaks at a press conference, August 5, 2018

Leah Goldin, mother of Hadar, speaks at a press conference, August 5, 2018. (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST)

Ambassador Danny Danon met on Wednesday with the parents of Lt. Hadar Goldin, whose body is being held by Hamas, and told them that Israel is continuing to talk to the UN and with senior members of the international community on returning Israeli prisoners and missing persons.

“Holding our boys hostage is a blatant violation of international law, which requires that UN officials work to bring them home,” Danon said. “Hadar and Oron were captured during a UN-initiated ceasefire, and the organization must now fulfill its humanitarian duty and assist in efforts to return our soldiers for a proper burial in Israel.”

The United Nations Security Council adopted Resolution 2474 in June what called for the release of prisoners and missing persons kidnapped as a result of armed conflict.

Part of the resolution also calls on the UN secretary-general to publish a report that specifies the condition of the prisoners and missing persons, and for the activities the UN has done to try and bring them home.

Leah and Simcha Goldin will also be meeting with ambassadors from all over the world and the UN secretary-general.


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