The Shaul family
"Hamas prisoners are allowed to watch the Euro 2016 final" said Israeli Supreme Court Justice Ori Shahem, while rejecting a petition brought forth to the court by the parents of Oron Shaul on Sunday.
Oron Shaul's body is being held captive by Hamas in Gaza.
The Shaul family went to the Supreme Court to ask that the Israel Prison Service restrict Hamas prisoners' access to the Euro final on Sunday evening.
The request filed on behalf of the family claimed that permitting the prisoners to watch the game "is a decision which the public can not accept… there is no rational to this, it's illogical, and it hurts the sensibilities of the general public. The decision (to let the Hamas prisoners watch the game) is disgusting and repulsive."
The request was filed against the Israel Prison Service, the Internal Security Ministry, the Office of the Prime Minister, and the Prime Minister himself.
The family previously requested that the Israel Prison Service restrict Hamas prisoners' access to the Euro Cup games in a request filed last week.
"There is no legal way to prevent security prisoners from watching the Euro Cup final on Channel 2, which is a public station. The petitioners didn't use any factual or legal basis in their request to restrict the prisoners from watching the game. The court is not under the impression that preventing the prisoners from watching the Euro Cup final will put pressure on Hamas to release our soldiers and citizens held in captivity," the judge wrote in his ruling.
He continued, saying "therefore, we do not see it fit to prevent the prisoners from watching the game. The conclusion is reinforced by the timing of the request. The date and time of the final game has been well known for a long time, while the request was filed on the day of the game."