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The Defense Ministry decided to shut down the Born to Freedom
Foundation, a non-profit organization that had been working for the past
eight years to locate missing Israeli soldiers.
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offered a $10 million reward for information on missing IDF soldiers,
including Ron Arad, Guy Hever, Majdi Halabi and and three soldiers who went missing in the 1982 Battle of Sultan Yacoub in Lebanon. It actively
sought information in Iran and various Arab countries.
Maj.-Gen. (res) Eyal Ben-Reuven, the outgoing director of the
organization said that its closure was a fatal blow to Israeli efforts
to obtain information regarding the fate of its missing soldiers.
efforts should continue. It is the government's responsibility to
obtain information about the fate of its soldiers. This is our national
obligation," Ben-Reuven said.
In response, the Defense Ministry released a statement saying that
two committees set up by Defense Minister Ehud Barak had determined that
the Born to Freedom organization was not effective in obtaining
information regarding the fate of missing Israeli soldiers.