In a rare public appeal, Yuval – the daughter of the missing Israeli pilot Ron Arad in Lebanon – invited the prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu to release the remaining detainees held by the Islamic Resistance Movement (agitation) in Gaza, and said, “History is not only repeating itself before my eyes, but they seem to refuse to learn from it, and I cannot bear it.”
In a public statement on her mother's Facebook page, the daughter, Arad – who is not usually active on social media – called on the Prime Minister yesterday, Wednesday, to “make difficult decisions” and work to free the prisoners who have been held by Hamas since October 7, 2023.
She said in a post on her mother, “Tammy,” on Facebook, which has more than 26,000 followers, that she remembers the path of her father’s captivity and how they were always one step behind, “and how they did not understand that time in captivity is a window of opportunity that can close at any moment forever.” And how her father became the poster boy for “Captive Navigator Ron” that no one wanted to be in his place.
She recalled the times after her father's capture when he would ask them to be “patient” and be told, “Everyone will come back. We are doing everything.” She added that she writes these things “because not only is history repeating itself before my eyes, but people seem to refuse to learn from it, and I can no longer Endurance.”
Later, Arad attacked the members of the government in order to return the detainees, and said that the decision-makers, the government and its leader need to make difficult decisions, and considered that the reason for not reaching an agreement to return the detainees so far is that surrendering to Hamas means painful concessions, and this matter “will hurt.” The ministers of this government are political.”
She concluded her speech by saying, “With regard to the deal, you have to take responsibility, stand in front of the cameras, look straight ahead and say: We have made a decision.” She added, “This does not happen, because leadership and responsibility are two qualities that cannot happen.”
It is noteworthy that “Arad” was an Israeli pilot whose plane crashed in southern Lebanon in October 1986 when the occupation carried out raids on the region. He was arrested by the Amal Movement, and it is said that the latter handed him over to Hizb allahSince then, his fate is unknown. In 2006, the Secretary General of Hezbollah said: Hassan Nasrallah This pilot died and his body was lost.