Recently Colonel Zezair Amar, a member of the PLO Delegation to the autonomy talks in Taha, has stated that Ron Arad is alive and is being held in Syria. Surely it is time for his captors to release him.
The release of hostages in the Middle East, such as John McCarthy, was kick-started by Israel's decision to release a large number of Arab detainees. There was an unwritten understanding that Israelis would be released. Instead, Israel received merely the remains of a Druze soldier.
Ron Arad has been a prisoner longer than any POW in the Second World War, kept in appalling conditions. It is time his ordeal, and that of his family, is ended.
MP for Hendon South (Con)
House of Commons
London, SW1Reuse content