PM pays tribute to Ze'evi: He put good of the nation first

October 16, 2012 19:23

Israel will not give up the search for its missing soldiers, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said at the Knesset ceremony in memory of former tourism minister Rehavam "Gandhi" Ze'evi, who was assassinated 11 years ago.

Netanyahu recalled that Ze'evi would wear a dog-tag around his neck with the names of missing soldiers.

Mentioning Ron Arad, the IAF navigator that has been missing since 1986, Netanyahu said: "We will not give up on any of the missing soldiers. It may take years, but in the end we will bring them all back and know their fate."

Ze’evi was a Palmah fighter and IDF major-general who founded the Moledet party in 1988, which was known for advocating a “transfer” of Palestinians out of Israel.

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