British-Israeli soldier Lt. Hadar Goldin shot to the top of the headlines in Israeli media today, with the military speculating that the missing soldier may well have been captured by Hamas.
That’s the official assumption, at least, but mirroring the similarly false assumption of Hamas responsibility for kidnapping three teens in the West Bank no one seems to know for sure.
Hamas, for its part, denied having successfully captured any Israeli soldiers, and speculated that if he was indeed captured by Hamas fighters, as the Israeli military claims, he was likely killed alongside his captors in the intense shelling of the region by Israeli forces.
Turkey, which the US has enlisted in trying to negotiate a ceasefire, promised to do what it can to locate the missing soldier, though they say that restoring the ceasefire is their top priority.
Israel, for its part, seems most comfortable with the kidnapping narrative, whether or not there is still a soldier to recover after their shelling, and is looking to escalate the war in his name.
4 thoughts on “Did ‘Captured’ Israeli Soldier Die in Bombardment of Gaza?”
They were content to lie about the three teens in the West Bank, when they knew they must be dead. This allowed them to take back Hamas prisoners who had been released, claiming that a hostage-taking had broken the deal. The soldier who is supposedly alive and captive (how do they say they know this?) allowed them to break a ceasefire after about an hour and a half.
I've tried to grasp why nothing sensible will move Israel, and equally why my own government wants to keep arming people who are inflicting such intolerable suffering. Look in a mirror, Israel – especially that woman Ayelet Shaken who calls Palestinian children "little snakes" – look in a mirror and see you are more like Palestinians than any other group on earth. You are killing children who look like your own. You are killing poor schlubs who are chubby like you are, and not warlike (just like you). Dumb bombers. You are neither of you warriors. Just cafe people. Return to sanity and stop pretending you are gaining anything. It's a shitty little country, every inch of it. Wake up and embrace your pitiful little desert selves, and stop trying to start something bigger which you cannot control. I say this out of long observation of your nonsense, of which I am completely and utterly sick. Go back to curing cancer or something.
It does the hearts good of many when these vicious Nazisraeli thugs bite the dust.
Here's to the deaths of many more.
I love how these nations who "support" the Palestinians do nothing: Turkey, Egypt, Qatar, KSA…is it because they know what would happen if they overtly supported the cause? Look what happened to Saddam and Qaddafi.
Toeing the line is the name of the game along with groveling and begging for scraps when it comes to these puppets.
What a shame Jason, that you too use the word “kidnapping” when referring to the capture of an enemy soldier in combat. Also why is Obama demanding the unconditional release of the named soldier but not the unconditional release of the hundreds of unnamed Palestinians?
Comments are closed.