Ofek Shaul, the brother of Oron Shaul, the Israeli soldier who was captured in Gaza during the 2014 offensive by Palestinian resistance has accused the Israeli government of not knowing the destiny of their son.
Shaul’s remarks came at a time when an online campaign was launched to pressure the Israeli government to take action to move their issue regarding the soldier forward.
Afraym Shaul, the older brother of Oron, said his brother “was captured and his body was in one piece and not pieces as the Israeli army has claimed”, adding, “He was not captured from a military vehicle as the army claimed.”
“I have doubts that the army will ever know what happened. The army lacks the means to know the real destiny of Oron,” he said.
The mother of the captured soldier has said in a statement earlier that she has “a strong feeling that my son is still alive and I have evidence to this.”
Al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas, said the Israeli Prime Minister is lying to the Israeli public and cannot disclose the truth about the captured Israeli soldiers in Gaza.
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Hamas fighters captured Oron Shaul to the east of Gaza during a battle that resulted in the death of 14 Israeli soldiers.
Hamas refuses to release any information about the Israeli soldiers it holds and has asked Israel to release Palestinian prisoners freed in the 2011 Schalit Deal before engaging in any talks to release the Israeli soldiers.