East Jerusalem: Hundreds gather at Western Wall to pray for captured, deceased Israeli soldiers

Around 500 Israelis gathered at East Jerusalem's Western Wall on Thursday afternoon, where they prayed for the return of the bodies of Israeli soldiers Lt. Hadar Goldin and Sgt. Oron Shaul, held by Hamas since the end of the 2014 Gaza war. Led by several well-known Rabbis, the prayers took place at the Wailing Wall, Judaism's holiest site, and was in attendance by Tzur Goldin, brother of the... Еще slain soldier who called on the international community to «take measures, political measures and financial measures against Hamas.» Israel is currently in possession of the bodies of five members of Hamas who had been buried in underground tunnels bombed by the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) on 30 October. The worshippers hope that the bodies captured by the IDF may serve as a bargaining chip for the return of the Israeli soldiers.

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