Wife of missing airman Ron Arad backs pilots who threatened to skip reserve duty

Missing Israeli Air Force officer Ron Arad, photographed by Amal militants in Lebanon in 1987. (Wikipedia)
Missing Israeli Air Force officer Ron Arad, photographed by Amal militants in Lebanon in 1987. (Wikipedia)

The wife of Israeli airman Ron Arad, who has been missing since 1986, throws her support behind the fighter pilots who threatened to skip a day of reserve duty to protest the government’s overhaul of the judicial system.

In a Facebook post, Tami Arad writes, “Dear fighters of the 69th, I am proud of you for the symbolic decision.

“You took the lead, as you do in the operational activity that you do quietly. As someone who has personally experienced the risks you take, it is clear to me beyond any doubt that you cannot act any differently.”

Arad, an Israeli Air Force navigator, was captured after bailing out of his jet over Lebanon in 1986 and was last heard from in 1988. He was last known to be in the custody of Lebanese terror groups and is widely presumed to be dead.

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