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IDF Sgt. 1st Class Zachary Baumel, z'l

The funeral for the former MIA soldier, IDF Sgt. 1st Class Zachary Baumel, z’l is set for Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 7 pm.

The late tank commander fell on June 11, 1982 in the Battle of Sultan Yacoub during the First Lebanon War, and was taken captive. He was subsequently declared Missing in Action along with two other IDF soldiers.


Sgt. Baumel, z’l will be laid to rest in the national military cemetery on Mount Herzl in Jerusalem.

May his memory be blessed.

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for, and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.