The Israeli occupation continues to detain over 4,900 Palestinians as the families of its captured soldiers organized a media campaign demanding their release.
Two Israeli soldiers, Aron Shaul and Hadar Goldin, were captured while attacking civilians in the Gaza Strip in the 2014 aggression; and the other two, Avera Mengistu and Hashim Al-Sayyed, after tresspassing Palestinian soil after the end of the aggression.
The family of one of the captured soldiers, Hadar Golden, said that they hung many posters around the neighbourhoods in the occupied cities of Palestine.
Wanting the release of the long-detained Palestinians, the resistance in the Gaza Strip has been demanding a prisoner exchange deal. Four people in exchange for the lives of hundreds of others.
However, However, the Israeli occupation rejected many times the release of any Palestinians. Instead, the Israeli crimes and attacks against the Palestinian detainees have been escalating.
It is noteworthy that a previous prisoner exchange was held in 2011, where 1027 Palestinian prisoners became free in exchange for the release of the soldier Gilad Shalit.
According to the latest updates on the Palestinian prisoners’ affairs, the Israeli occupation has been keeping over 4,900 Palestinians detained in its prisons. Statistics show 170 minors, 32 women, 750 sick detainees, and 1100 administrative detainees.