The family of Oron Shaul, one of the IDF soldiers who was killed in the fatal armored personnel carrier explosion in Shuja’iyya during Operation Protective Edge and whose body has been missing ever since, has filed a Supreme Court petition against the IDF’s Chief of Staff, Manpower Directorate Commander and Chief Rabbi. The family demands that the protocols that determined their son’s death be revealed.







Fallen IDF soldier Oron Shaul

Fallen IDF soldier Oron Shaul Photo Credit: Channel 2 News

This morning (Monday), fallen and missing IDF soldier Oron Shaul’s family filed a Supreme Court petition against the IDF’s Chief of Staff, Manpower Directorate Commander and Chief Rabbi. The family is demanding that they receive the IDF Rabbinical Court’s protocols that were utilized in order to determine that their son had fallen in battle within Gaza during Operation Protective Edge.

The petition was filed by attorneys Ishay Sarid and Naria HaRoeh on behalf of the Shaul family. The legal procedure comes two months after the family requested that the IDF hand them the protocols, which was eventually denied. According to the Shaul family, the IDF’s refusal to disclose the protocol which determines that their son is a fallen IDF soldier indicates that the court was pressured to determine that Oron was dead.

Fallen IDF soldier Oron Shaul was hit during the 2014 fatal armored personnel carrier explosion in Gaza’s Shuja’iyya neighborhood during Operation Protective Edge. Later on, the IDF determined that Oron had fallen in battle and it was announced that his place of burial was unknown as Hamas terrorists had kidnapped his body. “To this day and more than two years later, Oron has not been found dead or alive,” stated the family.