Between forensics, religion and politics: How Israel determines a missing soldier is dead
In the absence of a body, forensic findings in the field are only part of the evidence used by the IDF to pronounce a soldier's death.
Lt. Hadar Goldin, a squad commander in the Givati Brigade’s reconnaissance company, was declared dead only a day and a half after the tunnel attack near Rafah. Just past midnight Saturday night, Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon, a distant relative of Goldin, arrived at the family’s home in Kfar Sava, accompanied by the...
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