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Israel Police in Manhunt After Missing IDF Soldier

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Missing IDF soldier David Menachem Gordon Photo: Israel Police

Missing IDF soldier David Menachem Gordon. Photo: Israel Police.

Israeli security authorities are asking for the public’s help in finding an IDF soldier who went missing on Sunday, according to local media.

The army and Shin Bet are searching for Israel Defense Forces soldier, David Menachem Gordon, 21, who was last seen midday Sunday near the Tzrifin military base in the center of the country, The Jerusalem Post reported.

Gordon has black hair, brown-eyes, is 1.70 meters tall, is a US-born “lone soldier,” and speaks Hebrew with an American accent.

The Givati Brigade soldier was last seen in uniform, including their purple beret, was carrying his rifle, and a blue and black backpack, according to Haaretz.

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“Gordon took part in fighting during Operation Protective Edge,” police officials said. “He arrived for dental treatment at Tzrifin, received the treatment, and has not been seen since,” according to Walla News.

“So far, we have no leads,” police said, adding that “all possibilities are being investigated.”

“From conversations with his officers, we understand that he’s not ‘problematic’ – just the opposite: he’s a motivated, outstanding soldier, which only raises our concern.”

His adoptive family in Herzliya reported his disappearance on Sunday.

Last month, Gordon wrote on his Facebook wall, “Unbelievably overwhelmed, not from this mission but from the support and messages of encouragement from family, friends and strangers. I am OK and I’ve never felt more loved. Thank you all! Taking a short break and then I’m off again,” according to the newspaper.

Police ask anyone with information to call 100 or (08) 927-9244.

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