Israeli newspaper, Yedioth Ahronoth, reported that 11 years after an Israeli soldier went missing under unclear circumstances, the Central Unit of the Galilee Police Force reopened the investigation and is currently investigating the possibility that his parents have information regarding his disappearance but refuse to cooperate with the police, the Arabs48 news website reported.

The soldier, Guy Hafeer, served in the Artillery Division and went missing on August 17, 1997, in the Golan Heights. He carried his personal weapon when he went missing and the police probed the incident with no apparent results.

Israeli sources reported that there are many unanswered questions regarding the relation between the missing soldier and his parents who visited him two days before he went missing. His family apparently boycotted him for an extended period of time but a number of days before he went missing he received several extended phone calls from them.

The sources added that the mother of the missing soldier was requested to be probed by an interrogation unit several weeks ago but she refused to comply. The mother said that the investigation should be directed towards Syria.

In February 2007, Yedioth Ahronoth reported that a statement issued by a group which calls itself “Resistance Committees for Liberating the Golan Heights” said in a press release that it has the soldier but did not set any demands for his release.