Israel: Coordinator of POWs, MIA persons resigns

Yesterday, Colonel (res.) Lior Lotan told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that he is resigning from his important position after claiming to have been deeply affected by the job. In response, the families of missing IDF soldiers criticized the government.
Lotan Photo credit: IDC Herzliya/ Channel 2 News

Yesterday (Thursday), Coordinator of the Prisoners of War (POW) and Missing in Action (MIA) persons in the Israeli Prime Minister’s Office Lior Lotan asked to resign after 3 years of performing the job completely voluntarily.

Following the resignation, parents of IDF soldier Hadar Goldin, whose body has been held captive by Hamas since being killed in Operation Protective Edge, thanked Lotan for his work and attacked the government: “We feel abandoned.”

Missing persons and prisoners in Gaza Photo credit: Channel 2 News

Yesterday, Lotan met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to conclude his time that included hundreds of operations. During the meeting, the colonel (res.) told Netanyahu that the job is very demanding at the professional and human level and therefore it is right to make changes every few years.

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