Report: Israel contacted Syria for info over soldier missing for 12 years

Israel reportedly turned to Syria in an effort to attain information regarding a soldier who went missing in the Golan Heights 12 years ago, Haaretz reported on Wednesday morning. According to the report, the government raised the subject to Damascus through Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. The move apparently came on the heels of a meeting the soldier's mother, Rina Hever, held two weeks ago with Foreign Ministry Director-General Yossi Gal in which she urged the government to approach the Syrians though a mediator. Hever disappeared after completing guard duty and was last seen at a bus stop not far from his base close to the Syrian border in 1997. The Jerusalem Post could not confirm the report.