American immigrant soldier found dead in apparent suicide

Wednesday, June 07, 2006 |  Staff Writer
Police are investigating an apparent suicide by an American immigrant after he allegedly desecrated a Mosque on Tuesday night in Samaria. The 28-year-old soldier from New York, serving in an Israeli army infantry unit, immigrated to Israel two months ago and went missing Tuesday evening. Army officials, fearing he was kidnapped, initiated a search and found the soldier dead when they entered the mosque. Palestinian reports stated that he left a suicide note, but the army reports did not confirm that. Military police are investigating the tragedy and civil administration is working on restoring the mosque.

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