IDF: Deserter killed in crash not to receive army funeral

June 27, 2010 13:58

The IDF Spokesperson's Unit said Sunday that the army would not provide Yair Sasson with a military funeral because he was a deserter. Sasson was killed in a motorbike accident over the weekend.

According to the IDF, because Sasson was listed as being AWOL before his accident he was not entitled to the honors accorded to serving soldiers.Sasson, a 20-year-old from Beersheba, was riding his motorcycle Friday near the Negev mall when he lost control of his vehicle and was killed in the resulting crash.

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