(JNS.org) Promoters of a Palestinian soccer match in Gaza used the images of two Israeli soldiers killed during Operation Protective Edge in an advertisement to draw spectators to a tournament.
Photographs of Lt. Hadar Goldin and Staff Sgt. Oron Shaul, both of whose remains are believed to be in Hamas hands, were printed on ads for a game between Khadamat Rafah and Itehad Shujaiyya, the cities where they were killed. The writing alongside the soldiers’ pictures reads, “The two teams of kidnapping soldiers compete in the Gaza Cup final.”
Shaul was one of seven soldiers killed when an armored personnel carrier was struck by an anti-tank missile in the Shujaiyya neighborhood of Gaza last summer. His body was never found. Goldin was killed and his body taken after an explosion inside a Hamas terror tunnel near Rafah.
Both soldiers’ immediate families declined to comment on the advertisement. But a relative of Shaul told Israel Hayom, “We do not want to know how our enemies are capable of being so insensitive and disrespectful toward soldiers killed in battle.”