Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says that in retrieving Zachary Baumel’s remains, the military also recovered his tzitzit (religious fringed garment) along with his tank jump-suit.
“He was considered missing for 37 years. For all those years, the State of Israel had invested immense resources to resolve the riddle of his fate,” Netanyahu says in a live statement.
The premier recalls his interactions with Baumel’s father. “I remember his pain, when he spoke of his son.”
“Many times, Yonah told me in tears, that he had one prayer — to find Zachary before he passes away.”