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Search for missing soldier Guy Hever resumes

IDF announces it's been decided to renew search for soldier who went missing in 1997 in Golan Heights area

Yoav Zitun
Published: 12.10.13, 11:24 / Israel News

The IDF is renewing the search for missing soldier Guy Hever , the army's spokesperson's unit said Tuesday. Hever has been missing since August 1997 and was last seen near his base in the Golan Heights.


A statement issued by the IDF said that Manpower Directorate chief Maj.-Gen. Orna Barbivai has decided to renew the search in the areas where Hever was seen on the day he went missing. "The IDF will continue to do all that it can to solve the case," the statement said.


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"The IDF has a moral duty to return every missing soldier to his family. Many efforts were made over the years to trace missing soldier Guy Hever. These efforts continue today and are focused on the investigation, the search and the intelligence level."


Hever, a soldier with the Artillery Corps, went missing on August 17, 1997. He was last seen in his base. His family and military officials met with Red Cross and UN representatives as well as defense officials and diplomats in Israel and abroad in an attempt to trace him.


His mother Rena believes he is alive and being held in Syria. In February 2007, a Syrian guerilla movement, the Golan Heights Liberation Resistance Committee, announced it is holding Hever. In April 2011, Rena Hever met with German parliamentarians and secret service officials, and said she was surprised to learn that "Guy's name has never been mentioned to them."



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