Tag Archive for Battle of Sultan Yacoub

Israel releases 2 Syrian prisoners as ‘gesture’ for return of IDF soldier KIA

Israel releases two incarcerated Syrians as a “goodwill gesture” for the return of fallen American-Israeli IDF soldier Zachary Baumel, killed in the 1982 Lebanon War.

By i24NEWS


Israel on Sunday morning released two Syrian prisoners in what an Israeli official called a “goodwill gesture” for the body of the fallen American-Israeli soldier Zachary Baumel, which was returned to the Jewish homeland at the start of the month, 37 years after its first war with Lebanon in 1982.

The Israeli Defense Forces said Sunday that the two prisoners were transferred from Israel to the Red Cross in Syria via the Quinetra border crossing in the Golan Heights. Continue Reading »

After 37 years, body of IDF MIA Zachary Baumel returned to Israel

The remains of U.S. born Zachary Baumel, who was deemed MIA since the June 1982 Battle of Sultan Yacoub in Lebanon, was repatriated to Israel this week and returned to his family once his identity was confirmed by a DNA test.

By Yoav Zitun, Daniel Salami


The body of an Israeli soldier who disappeared in battle during the First Lebanon War has been returned to his family after 37 years, the IDF said Wednesday. The remains of Brooklyn-born First Sergeant  Zachary Baumel were repatriated to Israel several days ago via a third country. According to IDF spokesman Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus, the body was returned to Israel on an El Al plane. Continue Reading »

Russia’s Red Army returns captured IDF tank to Netanyahu


PM Netanyahu: “For the past 34 years we have been looking for our fighters and we will not cease until we can bring them to graves in the State of Israel. For these 34 years, the Katz, Feldman and Baumel families have not had a grave to visit. But now they will have this tank, a remnant from the battle of Sultan Ya’akov, that they can visit and touch, and which will let them feel their common memory.”

By Nitsan Keider


Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara took part in an official ceremony for the return of a tank that had been captured by Syria during the 1982 war in Lebanon. Continue Reading »

34 years later, Russia returns captured IDF tank to Israel


With no sign of the three Israeli soldiers who manned the tank during the First Lebanon War at the Battle of Sultan Yacoub, Russia agrees to return the tank to Israel to be used as a memorial.

By Jonathan Benedek/TPS


Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressed his appreciation on Sunday for Russian President Vladimir Putin’s signing of a presidential decree ordering the return of an IDF tank that was captured in 1982 during the First Lebanon War.

The captured Israeli tank currently on display at the Moscow Military Museum will return to Israel as the only reminder/memorial of the missing three IDF soldiers (inserted on photo) from the Battle of Sultan Yacoub. 

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