(1985 - 2012)
Majdi Halabi was an Israeli Druze Israel Defense Forces soldier who was born in Daliyat el-Karmel in 1985. He disappeared while
on duty near Haifa on May 24, 2005 (age 19) and for the next several days, over a hundred
volunteers searched in vain for Halabi in the Mount
Carmel area. He was declaired Missing in Action on June 6, 2005
and was found dead in October 2012 near Isfiya.
In 2007, the Jerusalem Post interviewed Halabi's
uncle Samih Halabi, who believes his nephew was abducted by an Islamic
terrorist organization and is being held in Syria, Lebanon, or perhaps in Nablus or Jenin.
On July 2, 2008, an inmate in Damon Prison said Halabi
was being held in Nablus but police officials said the inmate had no
substantial information about Halabi's disappearance.
On October 11, 2012, Halabi's remains - confirmed by
a DNA test at the Abu Kabir Institute of Forensic Medicine - were found
in a forest near Isfiya. Police continue to investigate the circumstances
of his death. He will be buried on October 12, 2012 in Isfiya's Military
Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Wikipedia;
Ahiya Raved, "Body of IDF soldier Majdy Halabi found,"
News, October 11, 2012.