Father of Fallen Missing IDF Soldier Oron Shaul Dies



Two years after his son, Staff Sgt. Oron Shaul, fell in Operation Protective Edge, 54-year-old Herzl died from cancer on Friday at 2:45pm, Ynet reports.


Shaul had been undergoing chemotherapy in recent months in Baruch Padeh Medical Center in Tiveriah. He died in the Tel Hashomer Medical Center, with his wife, Zehava, and sons Aviram and Ofek by his side.

Shaul’s other son, Oron, was killed along with six other Golani soldiers after an attack on their armored personnel carrier on July 20, 2014 in Gaza City. At the time, Oron was declared missing. Hamas announced that they were holding him, but the IDF leadership found that Oron was no longer alive and declared him a few days later as a fallen soldier whose place of burial is unknown.

IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Gadi Eisenkot sent his condolences to the Shaul family on Friday in the name of the military. His message stated, “Herzl was the head of an exemplary family. I send a strong embrace to Zehava and to the family during this hard time. About a week ago, I met with Herzl for the last time, and I promised him that we would continue to do everything to return Oron and Hadar (Goldin) home, to a grave in Israel.” Read more at Ynet.


{Matzav.com Israel}


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