GENEVA (Feb. 15)
The family of an Israeli soldier missing in Lebanon since 1986 was received here this week by the president of the International Committee of the Red Cross, Cornelio Sommaruga.
He pledged that the ICRC would do everything in its power to help trace their son, Yosef Fink, and seven other Israeli prisoners of war missing in Lebanon, some of them for as long as seven years.
The parents told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency that their meeting with the ICRC official took place Sunday, Feb. 12, the third anniversary of their son’s kidnapping in the southern Lebanon security zone.
A fellow soldier, Rachamim Alsheikh, was also seized at the time.
Their names and those of six other missing Israeli POWs were on a list stolen from the offices of the Iranian Consulate in Geneva last December.