IDF Chief Rabbi rules missing soldier killed in action
The chief military rabbi of the IDF, Brig. Gen. Rabbi Rafi Pertz has ruled that 1st Sgt Oron Shaul, 21 of the Golan Brigade, died in action in Shejaiye on July 25 and his place of burial is unknown. Maj.Gen. Orna Barbivai, Head of IDF Manpower Div. traveled to Poriya Elite to notify the family of this ruling. Oron Shaul was first reported missing after an ambush in the Gaza Strip in which six of his comrades were killed.