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Ron Arad, The Israeli air force navigator MIA.

Born: May 5th 1958
Birthplace: Israel
Parents: Dov & Batya (Deceased)
Wife : Tami
Children: One daughter, Yuval
Captured: October 16, 1986
Last Contact: September, 1987


Prisoner of War: Last known to be held by the Shiite organization Amal
-The story: On October 16 1986, The Israeli air force navigator, Captain Ron Arad, bailed out of his plane on a mission in Lebanon and was captured by members of the Iranian-backed Shiite group, Amal. Since then, Ron has been held captive by a various of factions and groups, all of them extremist Shiite groups, backed by Iran.


It is known from a letter he wrote that Ron was not in good health after he was captured. Since May 1988, however, nothing is known about him...his state of health, his whereabouts, his captors...nothing.

The Winograd commission set up in 2002 by Israeli defense minister Shaul Mofaz and chaired by the respected Supreme Court Judge Wingograd concluded that there is no evidence that Ron Arad is not alive and recommended acting upon the assumption that he is still alive and being held in captivity.
At the time of his capture in October 1986, the then 28 year old Ron Arad was a newly wed first year student of chemical engineering at the Technion Institute of Technology and had a new born baby.

He was captured after answering a call for reserve duty as a navigator in the Israeli air force. Ron was forced to bail out of his plane over the city of Sidon in Lebanon and was captured by members of the Iranian backed Shiite Amal organization. Since then, Ron has been held captive by several groups, all of them extremist Shiite groups, backed by Iran.

There have been constant and intense cross inter-governmental diplomatic efforts to obtain information on Ron for nearly 20 years. None have been successful. This has only increased the value of obtaining information.

It is known from letters received just after his capture that he was not in good health, but for almost 20 years nothing is known of his present state of health, or, for that matter anything else about him except for unverified reports. The International Red Cross has not been permitted to send or receive letters. The Israeli authorities presume that he is still alive.

Soon after his capture, there was a series of negotiations for Ron’s release. The first round broke down in 1988. It is believed that Arad was then “sold” by Amal security chief Mustafa Dirani to other Iranian backed forces in Lebanon. Since then, contradictory reports abound. By May 1988 he had disappeared completly.

In October 2003, the Israeli newspaper Yediot Aharonot reported that three former Iranian diplomats and intelligence officials, currently residing in Europe, claimed that Ron Arad is alive and being held in a prison near Tehran. The source also said that Arad was hospitalized twice for heart problems and was deliberately paralyzed after he tried to escape from prison.
Israeli intelligence also believes Arad is being held in Iran or Lebanon by Iranian backed forces. The Iranians have never publicly admitted to holding Ron or to having any information regarding his condition or location.

Ron has a teenage daughter whom he knew only as a baby.

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  • He's fucked

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  • Sucks to be him. Were it an armed conflict he'd be entitled to POW status, unless of course he were on a spying mission.

    Vdubbs: Have you ever met a Muslim person? What's with your massive racist/prejudice viewpoint?

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  • driedjello: "
    husam-al-din: "
    liorasis: "
    ricsi: "
    liorasis: "
    lauriebhoy: "As long as they treat him the same way Israel does with their prisoners ."
    we do not harm pepole on perpuse"
    Of course you do,you are harming the whole Palestinian people every day ! And learn to spell please !!"
    well you all killing anything..look at iraq,hammas in gazza killing fatach..."
    Please everyone! This shouldn't be about who killed who, it should be how do we stop? It is all crazy. The one Middle Eastern Philosphy that is most flawed is that by now, with all the More..
    Israel is surrounded by countries that want it to cease existing. I will never fault them for thier deep anger at Muslims who deny them their right to be. I will not fault them for playing hardball in their efforts to maintain their soverignty and their lives. I wish other free nations would step up to the plate like Israel. The only thing that allows evil to flourish is for the good to do nothing. Keep up your fight for survival Israel. I support you. It's funny I made a large software purchase for my company and I purposely bought it (Help desk and project management software) from an Israeli company called Illient. Best damned software I have ever used. I will continue to support Isreal in any little way possible."
    thank you very much,i hope other pepole will get it,
    if you live near pepole that hate for not being a muslim you will understand.
    islam sucks!

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  • Oh my, he goes to bomb another country and not only they shot him down, they kidnap him.... savages I tell you. IRAN YOU ARE NEXT!!

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  • liorasis: "
    lauriebhoy: "As long as they treat him the same way Israel does with their prisoners ."
    we do not harm pepole on perpuse"
    Of course you do,you are harming the whole Palestinian people every day ! And learn to spell please !!

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  • It's of course a tragedy for his family, it always is.

    That said, I find it a little hard to cry over the fate of an Isreali airforce pilot who went missing in action over another country's airspace.

    OK if they attack someone to protect themselves - it can be discussed whether it's a good long term plan to do so but anyway. But to go "Please, our loss is so great! Have compassion! Oh, so your family died from a stray bomb? Well, that was unintentional so that doesn't count... You're e More..

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  • the pilot was rescued by AH-1 Cobra helicopter he hung himself on the gliders,ron was not found.

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  • shishkebab: "that guy is working in my local kebab shop, i swear..."
    0___0

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  • F@ck all these Islamic countries. I hope all these Muslim f@ckers burn in HELL

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  • "was deliberately paralyzed after he tried to escape from prison"

    they cut his legs so he wont try to escape again..that was told by dfected iranian diplomat

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  • ricsi: "
    liorasis: "
    lauriebhoy: "As long as they treat him the same way Israel does with their prisoners ."
    we do not harm pepole on perpuse"
    Of course you do,you are harming the whole Palestinian people every day ! And learn to spell please !!"
    wow, they are harming the palestinians, huh? the same palestinians who target and murder israeli citizens and do not see any harm in doing so? the same retards who fire rockets blindly into civilian areas? the same palesti More..

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  • liorasis: "
    driedjello: "
    husam-al-din: "
    liorasis: "
    ricsi: "
    liorasis: "
    lauriebhoy: "As long as they treat him the same way Israel does with their prisoners ."
    we do not harm pepole on perpuse"
    Of course you do,you are harming the whole Palestinian people every day ! And learn to spell please !!"
    well you all killing anything..look at iraq,hammas in gazza killing fatach..."
    Please everyone! This shouldn't be about who killed who, it should be how do we stop? It is all crazy. The one Middle Eastern Philosphy that is most flawed is that by n More..
    Israel is surrounded by countries that want it to cease existing. I will never fault them for thier deep anger at Muslims who deny them their right to be. I will not fault them for playing hardball in their efforts to maintain their soverignty and their lives. I wish other free nations would step up to the plate like Israel. The only thing that allows evil to flourish is for the good to do nothing. Keep up your fight for survival Israel. I support you. It's funny I made a large software purchase for my company and I purposely bought it (Help desk and project management software) from an Israeli company called Illient. Best damned software I have ever used. I will continue to support Isreal in any little way possible."
    thank you very much,i hope other pepole will get it,
    if you live near pepole that hate for not being a muslim you will understand.
    islam sucks!
    "
    It's so awesome to lead by example and show people the error of their ways... by perpetrating the exact ridiculous and assinine viewpoints and prejudices they do. You suck. Step up, be the bigger man/woman, and stop hating.

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  • I doubt he's alive anymore.. Iranians etc.. would use him for propaganda purposes for sure

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  • my avatar laughs AT you, not WITH you.

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  • Make the world a better place Nuke Israel. It is only a country of 5 million and most of them are trying to move to the US. (50,000 last year)

    This would achieve peace in the Middle East

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  • hes missing since 20 years i dobut hes alive

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  • AdamRave: "as much as i'd love to think hes alive, i know he isnt.. plus, i hope he isnt. i preffer death over prison, islamic prison to be exact..

    ron arad, born for freedom."
    Have you read any testimony from previously released Israelis . They are well treated , no torture , kosher food if poss.

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  • Chris1966: "Make the world a better place Nuke Israel. It is only a country of 5 million and most of them are trying to move to the US. (50,000 last year)

    This would achieve peace in the Middle East"
    u.s.a is smarter they are not leting to much muslims in..not like you dear u.k they will make you pay for letting them all in..

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  • i belive he is alive
    that the way of arrabs to make pain to pepole

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  • we-r-free-ur-not: "
    ricsi: "
    liorasis: "
    lauriebhoy: "As long as they treat him the same way Israel does with their prisoners ."
    we do not harm pepole on perpuse"
    Of course you do,you are harming the whole Palestinian people every day ! And learn to spell please !!"
    wow, they are harming the palestinians, huh? the same palestinians who target and murder israeli citizens and do not see any harm in doing so? the same retards who fire rockets blindly into civilian More..
    I wonder if you realize Israel has also committed many of those acts you list:
    -the same IDF who targets and murders Palestinaian
    citizens and do not see any harm in doing so? YES.

    -the same retards who hellfire missiles blindly into
    civilian areas? YES

    -the same Israelis who kidnap journalists? YES- many political prisoners after media sources closed by IDF.

    -the same who murder 80 yr old men in wheelchairs then
    dump their bodies? YES; 1 in Jabaliya refugee camp (75 year-old man in a wheelchair, Ibrahim Halfalla, was crushed to death under the rubble of his Khan Yunis home by an army bulldozer because he did not get out in time); 2 in Jenin: (57-year-old Kamal Zghair, a wheelchair-bound man who was shot and then run over by IDF tanks on April 10 as he was moving in his wheelchair equipped with a white flag down a major road in Jenin); not to mention targeted and illegal assasination of Sheikh Yassin who was also in a wheel chair (even Jack Straw said the killing of an elderly man in a wheelchair was "unjustified")

    -the same Israelis who use children and women as human shields so they can commit their cowardly acts of murder? YES- IDF routinely does this during raids in occupied territories, though the civilians are Palestinian - documented in Jenin, Nablus, and they were even filmed pushing a Palestinian man at gunpoint to walk point while entering hazardous buildings)

    I think these are not exactly what you had in mind, do your research. NEITHER SIDE HAS CLEAN HANDS.

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  • this fukking criminal has killed libanese and palestinian children .we guess he is in aushwitz .
    how these fukking subhuman criminal worth that money?
    dollar is shit then .

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  • As long as they treat him the same way Israel does with their prisoners .

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  • ricsi: "
    liorasis: "
    lauriebhoy: "As long as they treat him the same way Israel does with their prisoners ."
    we do not harm pepole on perpuse"
    Of course you do,you are harming the whole Palestinian people every day ! And learn to spell please !!"
    well you all killing anything..look at iraq,hammas in gazza killing fatach...

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  • lauriebhoy: "As long as they treat him the same way Israel does with their prisoners ."
    we do not harm pepole on perpuse

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