IDF identifies soldier missing in Gaza as Oron Shaul
The IDF has named the soldier who is missing from Sunday's APC incident in Shejaiya. He is Oron Shaul
, the soldier whom Hamas claims to have. The IDF does not know if he is alive or dead. The Facebook page
to which I linked
on Monday morning has been taken down. The other six soldiers in the APC were all found dead. This is from the first link.
An IDF soldier who was in an infantry APC targeted in a Hamas attack in Gaza on Sunday is missing, the army said Tuesday.
bodies of soldiers who were on board the ACP when it was hit were
identified, the army said, but a seventh soldier who was also on board
remains unaccounted for. His fate remains unknown, and the IDF is
working intensively to find answers.
The announcement came after Hamas claimed to have kidnapped an Israeli
soldier on Sunday, not clarifying if he was alive or dead.
I'm going to share with you a couple of the images I found while searching for the one above.
I'm going to tell you flat out that I believe that the soldier is dead and that Hamas is holding a body. The body is probably being hidden somewhere in Shifa Hospital in Gaza City. I'm sick over this. I'm even sicker over it because of this sentence that appeared in the Times of London on Monday (sorry - I don't have a link. I received it by email), which has also appeared in Israeli media, but will likely not be addressed until the current war is over.
"However, in a development that may lead to criticism of Israel’s political
elite, it emerged that seven of the soldiers were in an ageing 1960s’
armoured personnel carrier when they were killed by a rocket-propelled
grenade. All were from the elite Golani Brigade."
Oron Shaul was one of those seven soldiers.
Labels: armored vehicle, Gaza, Hamas, IDF soldier, kidnapping, Operation Protective Edge, Shejaiya