PM: Ron Arad's fate flashed before me during Schalit deal

October 16, 2011 19:28


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Ron Arad's fate flashed before Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's eyes when he approved the Israel-Hamas prisoner swap that will see the release of Gilad Schalit, the prime minister told brother of the missing IAF navigator, Dudu Arad on Sunday.

According Israel Radio, the two spoke on the 25th anniversary of Ron Arad's captivity.

Netanyahu also shared stories about conversations he had with Dudu's mother, Batya, in which she expressed her longing to see Ron.

Ron Arad, IAF navigator who parachuted into Lebanon in the 1980s, was captured by the Amal Shi'ite group. He went missing some years later. His fate is unknown.

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