3 Israeli MIAs bodies may be buried in Syria

Among those buried there, the journalist maintained, were MIAs Zechariah Baumel, Yehuda Katz and Zvi Feldman.

The three soldiers were declared missing after they were taken prisoner during the 1982 Operation Peace for Galilee.

Their families have since launched an international effort to obtain information regarding their whereabouts.

In July, the bodies of Israeli MIAs Yosef Fink and Rachamim Alsheikh, killed in Lebanon in 1986, were returned to Israel as part of a prisoner and body exchange with Hezbollah that had been mediated by Germany.

Later last month, Israeli search teams ripped up part of a major road near Palmahim along the Israeli coast to find the remains of Ilan Sa'adon, an Israeli soldier kidnapped and murdered by Hamas terrorists in 1989. Palestinian officials tipped off Israel about the site.

The remains were confirmed as Sa'adon's Sunday after forensic specialists conducted DNA tests.