Tag Archive for First Lebanon War

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 »