In August of 2014, just after a ceasefire agreement between Israel and Hamas had taken effect, Hamas terrorists murdered three IDF soldiers. The bodies of two of the soldiers, Lt. Hadar Goldin and Sgt. Oron Shaul, were abducted–in violation of International Human Rights Law.
A petition on We the People, the petition site of the White House, was launched to ask the president to help bring closure to the Goldin and Shaul families by demanding that Hamas return the remains of their loved ones. Additionally, it asks the Trump Administration and Congress to halt aid to the Palestinian Authority and Gaza until a proper burial in Israel for these fallen heroes can take place.
Leah and Simha Goldin, the parents of Hadar, urge all to sign. If the petition can garner 100,000 signatures by December 30, it will be recognized by the White House.
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