Saturday, July 8, the Lebanese newspaper «al-Akbar» reported that 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 three Israeli civilians, Faith (Abraham) Mengistu, Hisham al-Sayyad and Jumaa Ibrahim Abu Ganim.
In the evening the same day, the family of the soldier Oron Shaul appealed to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urging them not to abandon their son, Sergeant of the IDF captured Hamas.
«For us the operation «Indestructible rock» has not been completed, since then our life turned into hell… If you knew how to send it to protect Israeli citizens, you must know how to bring him home,» reads a family statement Shaul.
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.
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.