An Iranian general was kidnapped and interrogated for information on Ron Arad in Syria, and DNA was tested from Lebanon in operations to locate the long-missing soldier.
Regardless of what actually happened, if Bennett does not reveal some concrete partial success, Mossad's operation will be recorded in history as a failure.
How come Israel didn't seek Russian involvement with the search for Ron Arad in Syria, since Vladimir Putin helped locate the others?
Naftali Bennett’s reveal of Mossad op to find Ron Arad may be related to Iran's attempted assassination of an Israeli businessman.
PM Naftali Bennett announced on Monday that the Mossad had embarked on an operation to discover the whereabouts of Ron Arad.
London-based Arabic newspaper Rai al-Youm claimed that Mossad abducted an Iranian general in Syria during its operation last month.
Bennett told the Knesset on Monday he authorized a Mossad operation for the airman, who has been missing since 1986.
In a moving Facebook post, Tami Arad recalled early years of hope and despair waiting for her husband to return home.
October 16th marked 33 years since Israeli Air Force Navigator Ron Arad was taken captive in Lebanon in 1986 after his plane went down during a bombing mission over southern Lebanon.
Event comes week before 31st anniversary of fateful crash.