The parents of Israeli captive officer Shaul Aaron on Friday appealed to premier Benjamin Netanyahu to demand Turkey, which has strong ties with the Hamas Movement, to have their son released as a condition for reconciliation with it. According to Yedioth Ahronoth,
Aaron’s parents talked over the phone with Netanyahu and demanded him to include the release of their son and soldier Hadar Goldin in the intended reconciliation deal with Turkey.
“It is unacceptable to let Turkey make achievements while our sons are being held in Gaza,” Aaron’s mother told Netanyahu. The father, in turn, called on the Israeli premier to assume his responsibilities and work on getting the captive soldiers back to their families. The family of Avraham Mengistu, an Israeli prisoner held in Gaza, asked the government in a recent news conference staged outside its house in Ashkelon to demand Turkey as a condition for signing a settlement agreement with it to obtain information from Hamas about its son.
In war 2014 the Ezzeddin al-Qassam Brigades, the military arm of Hamas, said it managed to hold an Israeli occupation soldier hostage during clashes with the Israeli occupation army in the Gaza Strip.
Since July 7, Israel has been pounding the Gaza Strip with air and naval bombardments with the stated aim of halting rocket attacks from it. Of the 435 people killed since the Israeli operation began, more than a third were women and children, Qudra said, indicating that 112 of the victims were minors, 41 were women and 25 were elderly.
Israeli military operation, dubbed operation “Protective Edge,” third Israeli major offensive against Gaza in the last six years.
A spokesman from Ezzeddin al-Qassam Brigades said in a televised address the Israeli soldier Shaul Aaron is in the hands of the Qassam Brigades.