Canadian Jewish Political Affairs Committee
Missing Israeli Soldiers

Mr. Speaker, a moment ago we had a moment of silence on behalf of a Canadian fallen soldier.
I present today petitions with some 10,000 signatures dealing with the troubling issue of missing soldiers in Israel. The petitioners acknowledge a petition of 10,000 signatures submitted to Parliament in 2001 on behalf of eight missing Israeli soldiers and the response in 2004 with three of the soldiers’ remains being returned. They thank Canada for our intervention in that regard.
They also draw to our attention that there remains the status of Yehuda Katz, Tzvi Feldman, Zachary Baumel, Ron Arad and Guy Hever. They are still missing years after having disappeared. Also mentioned are Gilad Shalit, Ehud Goldwasser and Eldad Regev.