(JNS) The parents of Israel Defense Forces’ soldier Hadar Goldin, whose remains have been held captive by Hamas since “Operation Protective Edge” in 2014, met this week with U.N. Secretary General
António Guterres at the world body’s headquarters in New York to press for escalated international efforts in securing their son’s return.
According to the Goldin family, Guterres underscored during their talks his full commitment to U.N. Resolution 2474, the Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict–Missing Persons in Armed Conflict, and said that the United Nations demanded the return of the soldiers’ remains unconditionally.
He also said that the United Nations would closely monitor every report emerging from Gaza regarding the missing soldiers and the two Israeli civilians who were captured in the subsequent year and a half after crossing over the border.