Response to Israel receiving the remains of fallen IDF soldier Zachary Baumel; prisoners opposed repatriation.
The remains of IDF soldier Sgt.Zachary Baumel was repatriated to Israel 40 years after he went missing in action.
Another famous Zachariah, the prophet Zachariah, once described himself as a “prisoner of hope” (Zechariah 9:12).
So together, the first-graders, parents, teachers and grandparents sing “Hatikva” because it is our beloved anthem and to honor the return of Zachary Baumel, an Israeli home at last.
Baumel’s remains were recovered in Syria with the aid of the Russian Army.
Moscow wants to be the Middle East broker everyone needs.
Zachary Baumel is buried in Jerusalem 37 years after he went missing.
The widow of the spy who was hanged in Syria in 1965 asked why she was not informed of the return of the body of Zecharia Baumel, and why her husband's body had not yet been returned to Israel.
Based in Syria and headed by Ahmad Jibril, PFLP-GC is an offshoot with the PFLP and is violently opposed to any peace with the Jewish State.
The news the soldiers brought her Wednesday, she said, “was unreal.”