Prime Minister Netanyahu addressed the return of the body of Israeli MIA Zachary Baumel.
“Several days ago, the remains of IDF soldier Zachary Baumel were brought to Israel,” Netanyahu announced, explaining that the occasion was one of his “most exciting moments as prime minister.”
He said that, over the course of the 37 years since the 1982 Lebanon War during which Baumel has been missing, “Israel has invested huge resources in solving the riddle of his fate, along with those of his comrades Tzvi Feldman and Yehuda Katz.”
“The bones brought to Israel are him – with certainty. Next to them, his uniform and tzitzit were also found.”
“A short while ago, we notified Zachary’s family, his mother, brother and sisters, that we had brought him home. They will accompany him to his final resting place.”
“May the memory of Zachary Baumel be blessed forever.”
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