According to the Lebanese newspaper «al-Akbar,» Israel and Hamas are closer than ever to implementation of the first phase of the deal to return the bodies of IDF soldiers Hadar Goldin and Oron Shaul, presumed dead, during the operation «Indestructible rock», as well as two Israeli citizens, Faith (Abraham), Mengistu and Hisham al-Sayyad, held by Hamas.
Mengistu and al-Sayyad suffering from mental illness, have infiltrated the Gaza strip, where he was detained by fighters.
The deal, if it takes place, will be carried out with the mediation of Russia, Egypt and the United Nations.
As for the Hamas leadership, it insists on the release of all the terrorists released in the «Shalit deal», and re-arrested in the period since 2011.
Recall, 14 June, the Knesset held a meeting of the group, whose members put pressure on the government, demanding the return to Israel of the bodies of Hadar Goldin and Oron Shaul. At the meeting were also invited the parents of the servicemen. The mother of Oron Shaul, Zahava, was not able to come due to poor health.
Note that the 5 June Oron Shaul would have turned 23 years old. At the ceremony, which was held by the friends and relatives of the soldier on this day, Zahava Shaul said that IDF military Rabbinate has still not showed her the data on the basis of which her son was declared dead, at the same time, Hamas claims that Oron is still alive.
The mother of Hadar Goldin, Leah, on behalf of the parents held in Gaza, the Israelis said that they never demanded an end to the supply of electricity to Gaza, but insisted that the government put pressure on Hamas.
More than a year ago, on April 1, 2016, the representative of the terrorist organization «Izaddina brigades of al-Qassam», the military wing of Hamas, said that Israel will not receive any information about the status of «prisoners of war» until you agree to pay a high price before the start of negotiations.
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