Kidnapppings of IDF Soldiers
Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs
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 Kidnapppings of IDF Soldiers

9/11/1996

 
  Kidnapppings of IDF Soldiers

Dec 73 IDF soldier Eli Lupo hitched a ride at the Beit Lid junction, near Netanya, and was murdered.
Jan 79 IDF soldier David Shamir was kidnapped and murdered near the Kerem Shalom junction by terrorists from Rafah, in the Gaza Strip.
Nov 80 IDF soldier Avi Bromberg was kidnapped and murdered near the Nahal training base in northern Israel. His body was thrown on the roadside. His kidnappers, who were Israeli Arabs from the village of 'Arah, were apprehended, tried and convicted.
May 83 IDF soldier David Bukra was kidnapped at the Hasharon junction and murdered by a bullet in his head. His cut-up body was found in the Tulkarem area in the West Bank. His murderers were apprehended.
Aug 84 IDF soldier Moshe Tamam was kidnapped and murdered while on his way to Havatzelet Hasharon. His murderers were apprehended, tried and convicted.
6 Nov 84 IDF soldier David Manos was kidnapped and murdered on the Lod-Petah Tikva road. His body was found on 14 March 1986 near the village of Dir Balut. His murderers were apprehended.
29 Nov 84 IDF soldier Hadas Kedmi was kidnapped after entering a vehicle in which she hitched a ride. Her body was found at the Carmel foothills near Kibbutz Beit Oren on 11 Dec 1994.
Apr 85 IDF soldier Akiva Shaltiel was kidnapped and murdered on the Petah Tikva-Rosh HaAyin road. His body was found near the village of Beit Aryeh. His abductors were apprehended and convicted.
10 Jun 85 Reservist David Pelzan, from Eilat, was kidnapped and murdered. His body was discovered at the Kissufim junction.
Dec 85 IDF soldier Moshe Levi was kidnapped and murdered. His body was found burning near Moshav Mazor. Fatah's "Force 17" claimed responsibility for the murder.
17 Feb 86 Two IDF soldiers, Yosef Fink and Rachamin Alsheikh, were kidnapped at the Beit Yahoun checkpoint in Lebanon by Hizbullah. In Sept '91 information was received which proved that Alsheikh was no longer alive, and he was declared a fallen soldier. That year the IDF Chaplain General declared both to be "fallen soldiers whose place of burial is unknown." On 21 July 1996 their bodies were returned to Israel.
Sept 87 Hanoch Danman was kidnapped and murdered at a hitchhiking stop near Akko. His body was found near Kibbutz Kfar Masaryk. Two Israeli Arabs were arrested as murder suspects and convicted.
16 Feb 89 Sgt. Avi Sasportas was kidnapped and shot to death while hitchhiking at the Hodaya junction. His body, which had been buried at the Givati junction in southern Israel, was discovered on 7 May 1989.
3 May 89 Cpl. Ilan Saadon was kidnapped by a Hamas terrorist cell. In the beginning of November 1990 the terrorist cell, which was also responsible for the murder of Avi Sasportas, was uncovered. On 22 Nov 1990, Saadon was declared a fallen IDF soldier. His body was found on 29 July 1996.
12 Dec 92 staff Sgt. Major Nissim Toledano, of the Border Police, a 29 year old resident of Lod, was kidnapped by Hamas terrorists while traveling from his home to his base. He was murdered several hours later, while the terrorists were still negotiating for the return of their imprisoned leader Ahmad Yassin. His body was found on 15 Dec 1992 near the Samaritan grave on the Maaleh Adumim-Jericho road.
Oct 93 IDF soldiers Ehud Roth and Ilan Levi were kidnapped and murdered after they had hitched a ride in the Gaza Strip.
12 Mar 93 Pvt. Yehoshua Friedberg was kidnapped and murdered by terrorists. The Canadian-born soldier, who were serving in the Golani Brigade, had immigrated to Israel in 1991. He resided in Jerusalem.
5 Aug 93 Pvt. Yaron Chen was kidnapped and murdered while traveling in a vehicle which he entered when hitchhiking. The soldier entered a commercial vehicle at the Rama junction, near Ramallah. His body was found in the burned-out vehicle by IDF soldiers who had been searching for him.
20 Apr 94 2nd Lt. Shachar Simani, who at the time was an officer cadet, was murdered by terrorists disguised as religious Jews. The body of the 20 year old Simani, a resident of Ashkelon, was found near the village of Beit Hanina, north of Jerusalem. The Hamas terrorist organization claimed responsibility.
6 Jul 94 Cpl. Aryeh Frankenthal, a 19 year old Armor Corps soldier, was kidnapped and murdered after hitching a ride in the Beersheba area. It appears that his abductors had disguised themselves as Jews. His body was found in the village of 'Akb the day of his murder and identified the following day.
11 Oct 94 Sgt. Nahshon Wachsman was kidnapped while hitchhiking. He was held by his abductors in a safehouse in Dir Naballah in the West Bank, and was murdered in cold blood by his captors on 14 Oct 1994 when IDF Sayeret Matkal special forces stormed the house.

 
 
 
IDF Soldiers Kidnapped on Northern Border - IDF Spokesman, Oct 7, 2000
Photos of kidnapped soldiers
IDF Spokesman announcements
Response of MFA Spokesman to Kidnapping - Oct 7, 2000
 
 
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