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.

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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...