Soldier killed in gun battle

Wednesday, November 02, 2005 |    

An Israeli soldier was killed in a gun battle with Palestinian terrorists during an arrest raid in Samaria. The army said a firefight erupted after troops arrested an Islamic Jihad terrorist in the village of Yirka near Palestinian-ruled Jenin. The Islamic group Hamas claimed responsibility. The soldier was identified as Sergeant Yonatan Evron, 20, from Rishon Letzion near Tel Aviv.

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