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UN Envoy Haley Meets With Family of Slain IDF Soldier Kidnapped by Hamas

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U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley and the Goldin family. Photo: U.S. Mission to the U.N.

US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley and the Goldin family. Photo: US Mission to the UN. – US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley met with the family of an Israeli soldier killed in action by Hamas, and whose body the terrorist group continues to hold captive in Gaza.

During her meeting with Lt. Hadar Goldin’s parents, Leah and Simha, Haley was thanked for her assistance in the Goldins’ ongoing efforts to bring home the body of their son, as well as that of Sgt. Oron Shaul, both of whom were killed during Operation Protective Edge in the summer of 2014.

“We appreciate Ambassador Haley’s willingness to assist us in the return of our sons and we hope that these efforts bear fruit as soon as possible,” the Goldins said in a statement.

Israeli Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon also thanked his American counterpart for meeting with the Goldins.

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“Hadar was killed and kidnapped by despicable terrorists during a UN-sponsored ceasefire, and we won’t rest until this organization ensures his and Oron’s return for proper burial in Israel,” Danon said.

Since 2014, the Goldins have been engaged in a public campaign to have their son’s body returned to Israel. Given that their son was killed and captured during a UN-brokered ceasefire, the family has appealed to the world body to help secure the return of his remains.

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