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Israeli soldier killed in Palestinian West Bank

JERUSALEM — Unknown gunmen shot and killed an Israeli soldier in the biblical city of Hebron in the West Bank on Sunday, and troops were searching for the shooter, the military said.

The soldier was the second one killed during the weekend. On Friday, a Palestinian killed an Israeli soldier with the intention of trading the body for his brother who is jailed for shooting attacks.

The killings further increase mistrust between Israel and the Palestinians at a time of U.S.-mediated peace talks that restarted this summer.

On Sunday, Sgt. Gabriel Koby, 20, was critically injured by direct fire while securing an area in the evening where more than a thousand people were visiting for the Jewish holiday of Sukkoth, the military said. He was evacuated to a hospital where he died of his wounds, it said.

Israeli media reported that the soldier was shot in the neck by a sniper from a distance but the military wouldn't go into detail.

Israeli soldier killed in Palestinian West Bank 09/22/13 [Last modified: Sunday, September 22, 2013 10:42pm]
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