The Chief of the IDF General Staff, Lt. Gen. Shaul Mofaz, appointed today an operational investigative team headed by Maj. Gen. (reserve) Yossi Peled, to investigate the abduction of three IDF soldiers, Staff Sgt. Binyamin Avraham, Staff Sgt. Omar Suad and Sgt. Adi Avitan at the location of Mount dov on 7 October 2000.

The members of the crew are Brig. Gen. (reserve) Giora Zorea and Brig. Gen. Meir Khalifi.

The team will present its conclusions and recommendations in about a month.

The Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, Mr. Ehud Barak, approved the appointments.