Hadar Goldin declared dead after forensic field evidence examined
The IDF has declared kidnapped soldier Hadar Goldin dead. Haaretz reports:
A special panel headed by Chief Military Rabbi Brig. Gen. Rafi Peretz announced the death of Goldin, an infantry officer in the Givati Brigade.
The conclusion was based on forensic evidence from the scene of the attack,a statement by the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said. It added that prior to the decision, religious, medical and other relevant issues were taken under consideration.
Goldin’s family was notified of the decision by the Head of the IDF Personnel Directorate Maj. Gen. Orna Barbivai, and the Chief Military Rabbi Brig. Gen. Rafi Peretz. Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon accompanied the two officers.
A special IDF committee has concluded that Lt. Hadar Goldin was killed in combat in Gaza on Friday. May his memory be a blessing.
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#HadarGoldin was promoted to the rank of lieutenant posthumously.
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Goldin spokesman: "The family thanks the nation of Israel for its support. All are invited to accompany Hadar on his final journey." (GLZ)
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Goldin was second cousin of Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon, who was present when the family was informed of his death
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