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Tuesday, October 07, 2003

IDF Soldier Killed by Hezbollah at Israel's northern border

Arutz Sheva:
The northern border is quiet this morning, following the killing late yesterday afternoon of First Sgt. David Solomonov, 21, of Kfar Saba. A sniper assumed to be from Hizbullah shot him from over the Lebanese border as he was guarding in Metulah. The shots came from a building within a Lebanese village to the south-west of Metullah. Hizbullah denies involvement.

Solomonov, a sniper himself, immigrated to Israel with his family from the United States eight years ago, and was scheduled to complete his army service a week from now.

He is the 15th Israeli to have been killed by Hizbullah since the IDF withdrew from Lebanon 40 months ago.