An image uploaded to Wikipedia shows Israeli army pilot Ron Arad in the custody of Amal Movement members in 1987. (Wikipedia)
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The 30-year mystery of a missing Israeli pilot may finally be solved following testimony by suspects at the Military Tribunal. Five defendants, George D., Mahdi D., Moufeed K., Elias D. and Karena T. were summoned to appear before the court on charges of coordinating with Israel and Mossad agents. The quintet defended their actions by claiming to have given false information about the missing Israeli pilot Ron Arad in exchange for money. However, during the proceeding Moufeed declared that he knew the actual story of the missing pilot and began regaling the court with a twisting narrative that ended with Arad dying under torture in the custody of the Syrian Social Nationalist Party in 1988 . Aviram was rescued several hours later while Arad was captured by the Amal Movement, a strong military group at the time.Amal demanded a prisoner swap in exchange for Arad, but before the deal could go ahead Mustafa Dirani, the organization's head of security at the time, abducted Arad and went into hiding in the Bekaa Valley. Hezbollah's report concluded that Arad had died two years after being captured and a subsequent Israeli commission announced he was dead in 2008 .
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