Ron Arad

Lebanese army: Don't answer Israeli phone messages

Beirut warns local residents against responding to alleged recorded phone messages by Israel asking for information regarding missing IDF soldiers

The Lebanese army is warning people not to respond to recorded phone messages asking for information about missing Israeli soldiers.


Lebanese have been receiving phone messages periodically for more than a year asking people to view a Web site or call if they have information on missing Israeli soldiers, including Ron Arad, whose plane was shot down over Lebanon in 1986.


The Web site,, belongs to a foundation set up by the Israeli government and offers a US$10 million reward.


An army statement said Saturday that the messages were a violation of Lebanese sovereignty. It said any response would be considered "clear collaboration" with Israel.


Israel has in the past refused to say if it was behind the calls.


פרסום ראשון: 06.27.09, 15:26
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