Gazan soccer game depicted as battle between dead IDF soldiers

Photographs of slain IDF soldiers Lt. Hadar Goldin and Staff Sgt. Oron Shaul on a banner for the game between Khadamat Rafah and Itehad Shejaiya (screen capture)

Promoters of a Sunday soccer final in the Gaza Strip used images of dead Israeli soldiers whose bodies have not been recovered from Gaza in posters to advertise the event, playing on the fact that the two soldiers were killed in the home neighborhoods of the contesting soccer teams.

Photographs of IDF soldiers Lt. Hadar Goldin and Staff Sgt. Oron Shaul were displayed on banners and posters for the game between Khadamat Rafah and Itehad Shejaiya.

The two soldiers were killed in 2014 during the summer war in Gaza. Their bodies are believed to be held by Hamas.

The poster for the game announces that “the two pillars of the kidnapped soldiers are at the end of the Gaza Strip Cup”…