Sources in the Israel Defense Forces denied Monday, reports that missing soldier Majdi Halabi of Daliat Al-Carmel is the missing person involved in a deal to free two convicts from the Israel Prisons Service. It was reported, Sunday evening that the two had a map leading to the body of the missing person. On Monday morning, the missing person was named as Halabi, who hasn't been seen since May 24, 2005. It was also reported that a third prisoner was demanding hundreds of thousands of shekels for the map.
The military sources stressed, "At this point, there is no certainty at all regarding the identity of the missing person."