Parents of soldier killed in Gaza: Hostages must be brought home so troops’ deaths are not in vain

Sgt. First Class Adi Eldor, 21 of Haifa (Courtesy)
Sgt. First Class Adi Eldor, 21 of Haifa (Courtesy)

The parents of one of the soldiers whose death was announced this morning call for the hostages to be brought home so that his death was not in vain.

Sgt. First Class Adi Eldor, 21 of Haifa, of the Maglan unit, was killed in the southern Gaza Strip, as was Sgt. First Class (res.) Alon Kleinman, 21 of Tel Aviv.

“Our children fight and are killed because they think it is a just war,” Dr. Liron Eldor tells reporters, alongside his wife Rakefet.

“The families live [close to the Gaza border], because the government sent them. The soldiers are serving there because the government sent them,” he says.

“No soldier who was kidnapped, no hostage, and no victim of this horror must be in vain,” he says. “It’s time to bring them all back, we can’t abandon them.”

“We received the great news this morning of the two [hostages] we managed to rescue. We must work with all our strength and means of negotiation,” he says.

“Once they are all home, then we can settle scores. But it shouldn’t be done at [the hostages’] expense,” Eldor says.

“Get off Twitter, leave the poisonous talk to the side, these are good people who need to come home,” he says.

Rakefet adds: “If we don’t bring them home, we have no future.”

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