Second Lieutenant Hadar Goldin has been named as the Israeli soldier believed to have been abducted by Hamas.
His home town of Kfar Saba in central Israel has been the focus of the media among reports he was seized after Hamas gunmen emerged from tunnels into Israel. It’s believed he was captured and taken to Gaza. It’s understood two other soldiers were killed in the raid.
“We are certain that the army will not stop under any circumstance and will not leave any stone unturned in the Gaza strip and will bring Hadar back home safe and sound,” his father Simcha Goldin told reporters.
United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, who helped broker the failed ceasefire demanded the 23-year-old’s immediate and unconditional release. The US State Department added its voice to the criticism.
The UK foreign office has said it has no information to suggest the soldier is a British citizen.