Israelis gather to fly kites near Gaza in support of IDF (Courtesy: My Truth)
After weeks of tolerating Hamas’s kite-terrorism, Israeli citizens gathered along the border with Gaza to send a message to Hamas.
My Truth, and organization of IDF reserve soldiers hosted the parents of Hadar Goldin, a soldier who was killed in action in Gaza in 2014 and whose body has been held by Hamas in contravention of international law ever since.
In attendance were hundreds of supportive Israelis, and a number of Knesset members and local politicians.
They have kites. We have kites also.
— Emanuel Miller (@emanumiller) May 11, 2018
“We are here today because Hamas is using the body of our son as a bargaining chip,” explained Leah Goldin, the mother of Hadar. “Our message is that he should be a burden on them, not an advantage.”
Previously, Hamas has held on to kidnapped Israelis in order to extract terribly one-sided prisoner exchanges from Israel, most notably in 2011 when over 1000 Arab prisoners, many with blood on their hands, were freed in exchange for the return of one Israeli soldier, Gilad Shalit.
Hundreds of Israelis gathered to fly kites with the blue and white of Israel in the sky in support of the IDF. In recent weeks, Gazan terrorist have sent dozens of kites carrying explosives and flammable liquids into Israel, setting off forest fires and causing tens of thousands of dollars in damage to crops.