‘A terrorist tried to sell my son’s head in Gaza’ says father of slain soldier

Adir’s head was discovered inside the refrigerator of an ice cream shop in Gaza alongside tennis balls and documents.

By Vered Weiss, World Israel News

The father of fallen IDF soldier Adir Tahar who fought off terrorists in southern Israel kibbutzim on October 7th discussed with Channel 14 the ordeal the family endured to secure his son’s entire remains from Gaza.

David, Adir’s father, described how his son’s body had been returned torn apart by explosives and abused by terrorists but without a head.

He said, “The terrorists abused the body, they beheaded it and took the head to Gaza. ”

David continued, “One of the terrorists tried to sell his head for $10,000. It’s just barbarism at insane levels. I received a headless corpse.”

David added, “I insisted on seeing the body, and they tried to explain to me that I should not see it, but I am a father who must know everything about his children.”

He described his horror, not only viewing the condition of the body, which had been damaged beyond recognition and mutilated by terrorists, but receiving his son’s body without the head.

Adir’s father described his desperate search for information in the ensuing weeks, desperate to recover Adir’s head.

Finally, after interrogating a terrorist, Shin Bet informed David that they had located the head in Gaza.

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The head was discovered inside the refrigerator of an ice cream shop in Gaza alongside tennis balls and documents.

Adir’s head had been mutilated and a terrorist confessed that he attempted to sell it for $10,000.

The head was brought back to Israel and was buried with the rest of Adir’s remains in accordance with the rabbinate.

David also discussed his son’s bravery and how he joined the 18 other soldiers in his unit on October 7th to battle the terrorists.

The Golani Brigade Sergeant and his unit fought with hundreds of terrorists, but ultimately, his body was blown to pieces by an anti-tank missile and grenades.

David said, “Adir was a fighter in the Golani, a smart, talented, and very humble boy.”

He added, “He was loved by his friends and commanders.”