Father of IDF soldier abducted by Hamas dies at age 54

September 2, 2016 15:43

The father of IDF Sgt. Oron Shaul, whose body was abducted by Hamas in the 2014 Operation Protective Edge, died on Friday.

Hertzl Shaul, 54, and his family have stayed in the headlines of Israeli media amid their adamant petitioning for the the government to secure the return of his son's remains. Israeli media reported that he had battled with cancer for the past 10 months.

The elder Shaul is survived by his wife, Zehava and children Aviram and Ofek.

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