Defense Ministry redefines 2 Protective Edge casualties’ statuses

The Israeli Ministry of Defense has decided to redefine the status of two IDF soldiers killed in Operation Protective Edge. The status of Lieutenant Hadar Goldin will be classified as a soldier who was killed in action, but is also considered missing in action and a captive. Staff Sergeant Oron Shaul will be classified as a soldier who was killed in action and whose burial place is unknown, but is also considered missing in action and a captive. Both Goldin and Shaul were killed during Protective Edge in 2014, but Shaul’s body was never retrieved, and only partial remains of Goldin’s body were retrieved. It is not yet clear what practical meaning these new definitions will carry.

via ynetnews.com

Source: http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4814433,00.html

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