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Hadar Goldin's Body Still a Pawn in Israel's Gaza Battle — Even a Year Later

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At Hadar Goldin’s funeral in Kfar Saba, Israel, a slim casket draped by an Israeli flag was lowered into the ground. But the body of Goldin, a 23-year-old soldier, was 50 miles away in Gaza, where it was held captive by Hamas since the 2014 war with Israel.

As negotiations were reportedly being held over a long-term Israel-Hamas ceasefire, his family launched a quiet campaign to bring his body back to Israel.