Parents of late Israeli soldiers Oron Shaul and Hadar Goldin criticize Israel’s move to reverse the power cut to Gaza as a win for the terrorist group that has been holding their sons’ bodies since the 2014.
“The Israeli government, under Netanyahu and the cabinet ministers, chose to give in to Hamas and not condition the renewal of electricity supply to Gaza on the return of Oron Shaul and Hadar Goldin,” the families say in a statement.
They urged that all future humanitarian efforts in Gaza, whether on behalf of Israel or the international community, be conditioned on the release of the soldiers’ bodies.
Earlier, Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz ordered the power supply to the Strip be restored tomorrow. The move came at the request of the Palestinian Authority, which has led a high-stakes campaign to weaken Gaza’s Hamas rulers by gradually reducing the flow of electricity to the territory it lost to the terrorist group in 2007.