The family of anĀ Israeli soldier captured by Hamas’ al-Qassam Brigades, during the 2014 Israeli military assaultĀ on the Gaza Strip, Oron Shaul, confirmed that their son wasĀ taken alive by Hamas, not “shreds”.

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According to Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency, Shaul’s brother stressed that the Israeli army does not know any details about what happened toĀ his brother, and that all the testimonies collected from soldiers who were present duringĀ the battle of Al-Shuja’eyyaĀ revealed that Sergeant Shaul was indeed captured alive.

Shaul’s family recently launched an electronic campaign calling for the restoration of theĀ captive son byĀ al-Qassam Brigades.

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The Israeli government insists that Shaul was killed, after his capture, by Palestinian resistance fighters, which has been neitherĀ confirmed nor denied by al-Qassam.

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