Joint statement regarding the kidnapping of soldier Hadar Goldin

The Jewish Leadership Council and The Board of Deputies of British Jews, on behalf of the UK Jewish community, would like to express our dismay and revulsion at the kidnapping of soldier Hadar Goldin.

The kidnapping took place as part of a violent ambush by Hamas, within hours of the UN, US and Egypt backed ‘72-hour ceasefire’ taking effect.

We urge the government to show its support for the Goldin family and to speak out against this deplorable act by the terrorist group Hamas and do everything in its power to secure his release.