Ron Arad and Guy Hever

Israel’s Abducted Soldiers: Read Their Stories

Ron Arad
Rod Arad, a navigator with the Israeli Air Force, was captured on October 16, 1986 by members of the Islamic fundamentalist Amal militia and later sold into the custody of the Iranian “Revolutionary Guards.” He is believed to be held somewhere in Iran. Ron and his wife Tami have a daughter Yuval, who was only an infant when her father disappeared. Ron was a student at the Technion-Israsel Institute of Technology, where he was pursuing a B.S. degree in chemical engineering and had successfully completed his first year of studies at the time of his capture.

A video featuring Ron Arad speaking for over a minute from a prison cell filmed most probably some time in the late eighties was aired for the first time in Israel on September 6, 2006.

Ron Arad was born in Israel on May 5, 1958, the son of Batya and the late Dov Arad.

Guy Hever
On August 17, 1997, Guy Hever, a soldier in the Israeli army, disappeared from the southern Golan Heights. He was last seen at his army base, dressed in army fatigues and carrying his weapon, key chain and international military identification papers. The area was searched thoroughly but no trace of him was found.

Hever, who was born on May 30, 1977, is very knowledgeable about computers and loves science fiction. He has younger twin siblings, one of which was enlisted in the IDF on August 17, 2003, the six-year anniversary of the day that Guy disappeared.

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