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Ordeal Ends: MIA Sgt. Oron Shaul Declared Dead

Not content to kill IDF soldiers, Hamas engaged in psychological torture by claiming to have kidnapped Oron Shaul. They did not, Shaul died defending the Jewish State.

IDF Staff Sgt. Oron Shaul, hy'd, who fell in action Sunday, July 20, 2014 with six comrades when his APC was hit by an anti-tank missile fired by terrorists in Gaza. Declared dead Friday, July 25, 2014. May God avenge his blood.

IDF Staff Sgt. Oron Shaul, hy'd, who fell in action Sunday, July 20, 2014 with six comrades when his APC was hit by an anti-tank missile fired by terrorists in Gaza. Declared dead Friday, July 25, 2014. May God avenge his blood.
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Another family in Israel has received news it dreaded to hear – and yet, perhaps, with some measure of relief.

​ But the decision was received nevertheless with a flood of tears and immeasurable pain.​
The parents of Staff Sergeant Oron Shaul, age 20, were informed Friday afternoon that their son was declared dead Friday at 2:40 pm by IDF Chief Military Rabbi Brig.-Gen. Raphael Peretz.
Shaul, a member of the Golani Brigade, was killed in action in Gaza this past Sunday, July 20, along with six of his comrades.
The IDF chief rabbi came to the home to personally deliver the news, along with the head of the IDF Manpower Directorate, Maj.-Gen. Orna Barbivai, along with the commander of the 366th Reserve Division.
The soldier was to this point listed as missing in action.  He and his other comrades were killed when their armored personnel carrier (APC) sustained a direct hit by an anti-tank missile fired by Gaza terrorists. That same day, a total of 13 Golani soldiers were killed in the eastern Gaza City neighborhood of Shejaiya – home to a nest of terrorists who were firing long-range missiles at cities all over Israel.
The bodies of Shaul’s six comrades were identified quickly after the battle, but Shaul’s body did not appear to be among them.
The Hamas terrorist organization took full advantage of the fog of war, crowing that its operatives had kidnapped ‘Shaul Aron, the soldier.’  Hamas mocked Israel, showing a photo ID and the army serial number – but the move was just more disinformation and psychological warfare, for IDF soldiers carry no photo ID with them when they go into battle.
Hamas provided no proof it held the soldier.
Moreover, the fact that all of the other occupants of the APC died on the spot, combined with the nature of the blast, made it highly unlikely that much, if anything remained of Shaul’s body, officials said.
Shaul’s family was informed that Rabbi Peretz determined their son was a fallen IDF soldier, whose place of burial is unknown. This halachic ruling eliminates the requirement for a funeral, the family was told; nor are they obligated to sit ‘shiva’ – the seven-day Jewish mourning period, they were told.

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106 Responses to “Ordeal Ends: MIA Sgt. Oron Shaul Declared Dead”

  1. שאלוהים רחמתי.

  2. Israel will fight on and you’ll be in all of our hearts forever

  3. Such a beautiful, precious young man. Rest In Peace, Brother!

  4. Linda Gibbs says:

    He’s is probably glad he did not get captured..who knows what they would do to him. RIP

  5. Thank God he was not a POW, Rest in peace God Bless.

  6. It’s so sad but he went w his brigade. Thank G-d he was NOT captured!!!

  7. May he rest in peace. May haShem, blessed be He, give peace to his family and all of Israel.

  8. Rest in Peace brave soldier!

  9. may his memory be as a blessing.

  10. Bravery will sometimes demand for your life but to a great surprise fear is astonished that Shaul was willing to give his life a way..respect for him..sleep well we will miss you seagent….

  11. Ronnie Pleet says:

    Baruch Dayan Ha’Emet

  12. Sad. Praying for him, his family, and friends.

  13. He went to a better world! :(

  14. Julie Adam says:

    Mourning for Shaul Aron and his family, also for all IDF and citizens of Israel that have lost their lives. May God give Israel the Victory, may Israel give God the Glory.

  15. Julie Adam says:

    Mourning for Shaul Aron and his family, also for all IDF and citizens of Israel that have lost their lives. May God give Israel the Victory, may Israel give God the Glory.

  16. Andee Hazout says:

    Relieved would hate him to have suffered any more can you imagine what those mummser retards would have done to him if he had been captured ?

  17. Eva Perl says:

    Baruch Dayan HaEmet

  18. Even though his death is painful for his mama and Dad, I was praying to God he was not caught as prisoner…they would have tortured him to death…..May he rest in peace now as one of the brave who gave their lives to protect their fellow country-men and women

  19. May his family be comforted by the truth that those who kill the body can never kill the spirit and the soul. May his memory be blessed!

  20. May his family be comforted by the truth that those who kill the body can never kill the spirit and the soul. May his memory be blessed!

  21. God bless and rest his soul , and may God bless and comfort his family ! Praying for Israel and IDF Shalom Israel!

  22. may God comfort the family of this fallen IDF, rest in peace precious one

  23. baruch dayan emet may his memory be for a blessing

  24. baruch dayan emet may his memory be for a blessing

  25. baruch dayan emet may his memory be for a blessing

  26. My thoughts are with his family and Israel ,May god bless him ,his place is in Paradise

  27. May Islam stop murdering their own children also everyone’s children

  28. Beth Kaufman says:

    No body. No funeral. No Sheva. Grieving Yes. To the family …hugs, love, and comfort.

  29. What can one expect from those who exploit their own families and venerate death?

  30. Loren Renee says:

    Thank Gd. Better to rest in piece than be subject to whatever horrors they would come up with. Rest in peace, son of Israel.

  31. Dan Summer says:

    Hero man… You are a hero!

  32. Beth Wright says:

    No surprise…you are fighting the devil..there are no limits with those kind of people…

  33. Rest in peace kiddo

  34. Rest in peace. God bless his memory.

  35. Leonard Sun says:

    They would love to kidnap a soldier, because as was proven with Gilad Shalit, 1 Israeli soldier is worth more than 1000 Hamas terrorists.

  36. Rest in Peace. I stand with Israel

  37. But then how did Hamas get his photo? May he RIP.

  38. BLES YOU SOLDIER OF ISRAEL YOU TURN TO GOD REST IN PEACE.

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