CBNNews.com - NAHARIYA, Israel - Miki Goldwasser, whose son Ehud, was kidnapped and murdered by Hezbollah terrorists who returned his remains in a prisoner exchange with Israel, plans to run in municipal elections in the northern coastal city of Nahariya.
"I was born in Nahariya and this is where my children were born," Goldwasser said. "I consider it my duty to take part in public life for the benefit of the city and its residents," she said.
Goldwasser believes that serving on the municipal council is one way to thank the residents of the city who worked so hard to bring her son home.
Hezbollah leaders, who knew that her son and Eldad Regev were killed in the cross-border attack that sparked the Second Lebanon War in the summer of 2006, kept their fate a secret, using them as a bargaining chip for the return of convicted murderer Samir Kuntar and four other Lebanese prisoners, along with the remains of Lebanese and Palestinian terrorists buried in Israel.
"I think now it's my turn to give back," Goldwasser said. "I need to learn the municipal system and act with the people of Nahariya to form a plan that will allow for the city's continued prosperity," she said.
The Goldwassers have two other sons, Yair, 29, and Gadi, 25.