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Family of Israeli soldier lost in Gaza turns to court for information

Zehava Shaul, mother of Israeli soldier Oron Shaul at a press conference [file photo]
Zehava Shaul, mother of Israeli soldier Oron Shaul at a press conference [file photo]

The family of the Israeli soldier Oron Shaul, who was lost in Gaza during Israel 2014 assault on the Strip, yesterday appealed to the High Court to get information on his death, the Safa news agency reported.

Zehava Shaul and Aviram Shaul, the soldier’s mother and brother, filed the appeal at the High Court against Israeli army chief of staff, the head of the army Manpower Directorate and the chief military rabbi who were in charge at the time of the attack on Gaza.

Two months ago, the Shaul family asked the army for the information about his death and the procedures surrounding the court’s sessions to announce his death. The request was denied.

In the appeal, the family called for the Israeli officials to be brought before the court to inform them why they did not hand over documents and protocols regarding his death to the family.

They accused the army of ignoring their suffering.

Al-Qassam Brigades announced on 20 July 2014 that it had arrested Shaul in an ambush to the east of Gaza City.

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