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Missing Israeli is dead, says IDF
BBC ^ | 2 August 2014

Posted on 08/02/2014 4:18:46 PM PDT by McGruff

The Israeli military says a soldier reported missing in Gaza on Friday is dead.

Hadar Goldin was believed to have been captured by militants during fighting, leading to the collapse of a ceasefire shortly after it had been declared.

The Israel Defense Forces said it had determined that Lt Goldin, previously considered captured, had died.

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu has said the operation in Gaza will continue according to Israel's security need

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: gaza; hadargoldin; hamas; idf; iran; israel; lebanon; obamasfault; sinai; waronterror
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1 posted on 08/02/2014 4:18:46 PM PDT by McGruff
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AP confirming

Israel’s military has declared dead a soldier who was previously believed captured by Hamas gunmen in Gaza violence that shattered a temporary ceasefire

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/israel-bombards-gaza-it-searches-soldier


2 posted on 08/02/2014 4:20:47 PM PDT by McGruff (Seems like some are more interested in protecting Ukraine's border than ours)
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To: McGruff
He was a dead man walking the minute the savages captured him. I don't even want to speculate what he went through.

You're in a better place, now, soldier.

Rest in peace.

Leni

3 posted on 08/02/2014 4:23:54 PM PDT by MinuteGal (Combined US Senate & House has completely lost its voice, its compass, its patriotism & its soul!)
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To: McGruff

Clean house, BiBi!


4 posted on 08/02/2014 4:23:55 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Illegals Are Getting Flat Screet TV's....NOT TB Screenings!)
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To: McGruff

Too bad these Islamo-Nazis are right next to Israel, otherwise I’d say nuke ‘em from orbit, it’s the only way to be sure.


5 posted on 08/02/2014 4:23:56 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: MinuteGal

He was probably killed during the engagement, but the terrorists dragged him off.


6 posted on 08/02/2014 4:25:17 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (Destroy them before they learn how to aim.)
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To: MinuteGal
I don't even want to speculate what he went through. You're in a better place, now, soldier.

That's what I was thinking.

7 posted on 08/02/2014 4:26:49 PM PDT by McGruff (Seems like some are more interested in protecting Ukraine's border than ours)
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To: McGruff

Such a beautiful young man, has a twin brother, was engaged to be married(The wedding was supposed to be in 3 weeks) RIP to a true hero, may the savages who took his life get the punishment they deserve


8 posted on 08/02/2014 4:29:53 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: McGruff

Wait ..what? How does the IDF know this? Do they have his body?


9 posted on 08/02/2014 4:31:02 PM PDT by Right_in_Virginia
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To: Right_in_Virginia

The IDF is NOT like the OBooHoo NSA, CIA or FBI. The IDF is competant.


10 posted on 08/02/2014 4:34:00 PM PDT by Ancient Wonderboy
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To: McGruff

11 posted on 08/02/2014 4:35:22 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: EternalVigilance

Have your read someplace that he was killed during the engagement?


12 posted on 08/02/2014 4:36:12 PM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: xzins

The IDF spokesman announced early on Sunday morning that at 11:25 p.m. on Saturday, the Chief Rabbi of the IDF, Brigadier Gen. Rafi Peretz, declared the death of IDF officer Lt. Hadar Goldin, who fell in battle in the Gaza Strip on Friday.

The decision was made according to the findings of a special board, headed by the rabbi, who consideration medical, halachic and other relevant considerations.


13 posted on 08/02/2014 4:39:02 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Ancient Wonderboy

I get that. It’s just the article from the BBC was so light on details.


14 posted on 08/02/2014 4:39:35 PM PDT by Right_in_Virginia
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15 posted on 08/02/2014 4:40:20 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: McGruff

If he were alive the Hamas savages would have paraded their “trophy” by now.


16 posted on 08/02/2014 4:43:04 PM PDT by windsorknot
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To: MinuteGal

This certainly blows up the speculation that the captured Israeli soldier would be offered in trade for maybe 1,000 (or whatever number) Hamas prisoners held by Israel.

And I have no doubt the soldier in captivity probably went through an ordeal not unlike what was visited upon Ambassador Christopher Stevens in Benghazi.


17 posted on 08/02/2014 4:43:08 PM PDT by alloysteel (Most people become who they promised they would never be.)
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To: Sarah Barracuda
The IDF spokesman announced early on Sunday morning that at 11:25 p.m. on Saturday, the Chief Rabbi of the IDF, Brigadier Gen. Rafi Peretz, declared the death of IDF officer Lt. Hadar Goldin, who fell in battle in the Gaza Strip on Friday.

Killed before he was taken?

18 posted on 08/02/2014 4:45:31 PM PDT by Right_in_Virginia
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To: xzins

No. I’m just guessing.


19 posted on 08/02/2014 4:45:33 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (There comes a time when liberty must fight, or die.)
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To: xzins
From the article:

Hamas had denied it was holding the 23-year-old captive, saying it did not know the soldier's whereabouts.

The military wing of Islamist group said it had lost contact with some fighters in the area where Israel said the soldier had been seized.

It said it believed the fighters and possibly Lt Goldin had been killed in an Israeli airstrike.

20 posted on 08/02/2014 4:48:53 PM PDT by Girlene (Hey NSA!)
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To: McGruff

Give them 48-72 hours to clean out. Then level the place.


21 posted on 08/02/2014 4:53:36 PM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (I live in NJ....' Nuff said!)
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To: Girlene

Interesting that Hamas is claiming that the Israeli — along with a bunch of their own fighters — may have been casualties of an Israeli air strike.


22 posted on 08/02/2014 5:04:38 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("What in the wide, wide world of sports is goin' on here?")
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To: Right_in_Virginia

Could be..he might have been killed along with the two other IDF soldiers whose bodies remained at the scene..maybe Hamas took Goldin’s body away as a means of doing some sort of swap


23 posted on 08/02/2014 5:06:09 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: McGruff

Avenge me! Boys, avenge me!!! /wolverines


24 posted on 08/02/2014 5:11:42 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("Kerry, as Obama's plenipotentiary, is a paradox - the physical presence of a geopolitical absence")
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To: McGruff

I thought to myself, better that he is killed quickly in this trial of events, than paraded out and tortured. I’m sure Hamas was planning to stretch this affair out and use him as a bargaining chip. I’m sure Hamas is outraged at their missed opportunity to make Israel retreat. Shalom.


25 posted on 08/02/2014 5:11:57 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: McGruff

May God bless him and.his family.


26 posted on 08/02/2014 5:13:50 PM PDT by krunkygirl (force multiplier in effect...)
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To: EternalVigilance; Sarah Barracuda; Girlene

Not to worry. Sarah and girlene had the details for us at posts #13 and #20


27 posted on 08/02/2014 5:14:12 PM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: McGruff

RIP.


28 posted on 08/02/2014 5:24:34 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: EternalVigilance

“He was probably killed during the engagement, but the terrorists dragged him off”

My guess as well. When Israel gives a 1,000 to 1 hostage swaps, the Soldier was better off alive for the Muzzies.


29 posted on 08/02/2014 5:25:46 PM PDT by DAC21
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To: McGruff

I hope he took a couple of HammA$$s with him.


30 posted on 08/02/2014 5:36:58 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: xzins

The article mentions that DNA was used in determining the Lieutenant’s death. That indicates to me that they was enough blood and/or tissue at the scene of the engagement to indicate that his wounds were mortal. They may have also found partial remains later at another location, perhaps an impact area from and airstrike.

I am saddened by this, and offer my prayers for him and his family. He bravely faced these risks, and deserves the honor he earned.


31 posted on 08/02/2014 5:46:49 PM PDT by BeauBo
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YES!


32 posted on 08/02/2014 5:47:08 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Bush won the War in Iraq, Obozo lost the peace..and gave Iraq back to the Terrorists!)
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To: xzins

The article mentions that DNA was used in determining the Lieutenant’s death. That indicates to me that they was enough blood and/or tissue at the scene of the engagement to indicate that his wounds were mortal. They may have also found partial remains later at another location, perhaps an impact area from and airstrike.

I am saddened by this, and offer my prayers for him and his family. He bravely faced these risks, and deserves the honor he earned.


33 posted on 08/02/2014 5:47:26 PM PDT by BeauBo
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Everyone gets the punishment they deserve.


34 posted on 08/02/2014 6:11:57 PM PDT by Bobalu (Israel is the most long-suffering and peace loving nation on Earth.)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

I’ve also read that he was the cousin of Moshe Ya’alon, Israel’s defence minister.


35 posted on 08/02/2014 6:15:07 PM PDT by lonevoice (Life is short. Make fun of it.)
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To: McGruff

This has gotten way out of balance. 1123 dead children and women and 3 Israelis wounded. 7500 wounded Palestinians? Where do they go for shelter? A UN hospital? Israel needs to stop real bad. The whole world is appalled. Stop already.
Bad Carma on this one.


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37 posted on 08/02/2014 6:20:41 PM PDT by Bobalu (Israel is the most long-suffering and peace loving nation on Earth.)
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To: MinuteGal

Rest in peace.


38 posted on 08/02/2014 6:20:48 PM PDT by sasquatch
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39 posted on 08/02/2014 6:24:06 PM PDT by Bobalu (Israel is the most long-suffering and peace loving nation on Earth.)
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40 posted on 08/02/2014 6:24:52 PM PDT by aumrl (let's keep it real Conservatives)
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41 posted on 08/02/2014 6:26:11 PM PDT by Bobalu (Israel is the most long-suffering and peace loving nation on Earth.)
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To: rlapuma
Israel needs to stop real bad.

People like you need to be stopped "real bad." You will ride the lightening here ozone gulper.
42 posted on 08/02/2014 6:36:38 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media.)
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47 posted on 08/02/2014 6:45:01 PM PDT by Bobalu (Israel is the most long-suffering and peace loving nation on Earth.)
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Have Hamas stop using woman and children as shields to hide behind. The blood of the dead is on their own filthy hands!

Zot!


48 posted on 08/02/2014 6:52:17 PM PDT by 444Flyer (How long O LORD?)
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49 posted on 08/02/2014 6:59:31 PM PDT by aumrl (let's keep it real Conservatives)
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To: MinuteGal

Believe it or not, they would rather have the soldier alive because they can trade him for 1000 terrorists the Israelis have as prisoners.


50 posted on 08/02/2014 7:02:42 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (The cure has become worse than the disease. Support an end to the WOD now.)
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