“We are in shock, but the most important thing is that we are all OK,” Daniel Wolf told Channel 13. “It was traumatic. After the explosion, there was silence, dust and screaming. Destruction everywhere.”
Thousands of Christians around the world prayed on Sunday, September 23 in congregations, churches, communities, and organizations for the return of Lt. Hadar Goldin and Sgt.Oron Shaul – the IDF soldiers killed and abducted by Hamas during a humanitarian ceasefire on August 1, 2014, in the midst of Operation Protective Edge.
Several Christian churches have answered a call to pray for the return of the bodies of Oron Shaul and Hadar Goldin, two IDF soldiers who were killed in the 2014 Operation Protective Edge in Gaza.
On 4-year anniversary of his death and capture in Gaza, family of Lt. Hadar Goldin accuse UN of failing to hold Hamas accountable for violating Protective Edge ceasefire with the attack that claimed their son’s life; ‘My son was not a victim of the war in Gaza, but of the humanitarian ceasefire supported by the UN,’ Goldin’s mother writes to UN envoy.
The symbolism of a promenade dedicated to four modern Jewish sons running alongside one of Israel’s ancient paths – once forged by its most revered biblical forefathers—deepened the emotion of the day.
Operation Protective Edge brought impressive strategic achievements and a long period of calm on the Gaza border. However, the government failed to translate that into a diplomatic achievement.
Festivities continuing in the evening at Times Square with music by Israeli singer Shiri Maimon and DJ Omri Anghel.
‘We can not overlook or forget the injured veterans of the IDF who are living in their own form of personal bondage due to the injuries they sustained defending the Land of Israel,’ said Dr. John Grossman of LIBI USA.
‘Using precise intel and new tech, IDF thwarted (an) attempt by Hamas to renew (an) old terror tunnel near Kerem Shalom,’ said an IDF spokesman.
Lieutenant Goldin was 23 when he was killed in the Gaza Strip, August 1, 2014 during Operation Protective Edge.