Copyright 1995 The Jerusalem Post
The Jerusalem Post
June 21, 1995
HEADLINE: MIA'S MOTHER BEGINS HUNGER STRIKE
BYLINE: BATSHEVA TSUR
Pnina Feldman, mother of one of the Israeli soldiers missing in action in Lebanon, yesterday began a hunger strike, saying she would continue until Palestinian Authority head Yasser Arafat provided information on the MIAs.
Feldman's son, Zvi, disappeared together with four other IDF soldiers during the battle of Sultan Ya'akoub on June 11, 1982. Feldman announced her hunger strike during a 13th anniversary ceremony for the MIAs at Efrat.
Arafat had promised to reveal further information after delivering half of the ID tag belonging to Zacharia Baumel, one of the MIAs, in Decmeber 1993. No such information has been forthcoming.
Feldman said her hunger strike was in response to the announcement by Palestinian prisoners that they will not eat until released. "Let's see whom Prime Minister Rabin will listen to first - the Palestinians or the families of the MIAs," she said.
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