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      Archive: 12/11/2012

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        12/11/2012, Kislev 27, 5773

      State Denies Prize for Finding Soldier’s Remains

      The Defense Ministry is expected to argue that it should not have to award a young Druze man who found the body of missing Druze soldier Majdi Halabi while hiking in the Galilee. The man has requested the financial reward offered for information on missing IDF soldiers.

      “The rationale behind publicizing the offer of a prize for information on the whereabouts of soldiers who are missing, behind enemy lines or captive in enemy hands was to encourage those people who have the stated information to share it,” argued state attorneys quoted by Channel 2. “It was not a prize offered to whoever found their bodies at random.”