Defense Minister Naftali Bennett has decided to halt the release of terrorists' bodies , regardless of their affiliation.

The move follows a series of discussions on deterrence with senior security officials.

The policy change followed a request made to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu  in a closed meeting by the family of Lt. Hadar Goldin, whose body has been held in the Gaza Strip by Hamas since 2014.

Leah Goldin, Hadar's mother, told KAN's Mark Weiss that the policy is not new.