The man was a deserter unless he was ordered to leave by his superiors - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Zionist forever
    • 28.06.10 | 02:49 (IDT)

    He was a deserter and so he was not and should not be eligible for a military funeral. To do so devalues it's importance to the heros who died serving their country. You leave for 1 day, 1 week a month or a year your deserting even if you are in touch with your commanding officers and planned to return at a certain date. Unless you have been sent on a mission you should be wherever your ordered to be doing whatever your ordered to do. If the father cares for his son he should give him a family burial and if he feels the IDF wronged his son then that's his opinion and isn't going to change.

    from the article: IDF refuses to give military burial to AWOL soldier killed in traffic accident
    First published 20:09 27.06.10 | Last updated 20:09 27.06.10
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