Wednesday 18 September 2019

Soldier (19) stabbed to death in West Bank 'terrorist attack'


Stock: AP/Ariel Schalit
Stock: AP/Ariel Schalit

Ilan Ben Zion

The body of an Israeli soldier has been found with stab wounds near a West Bank settlement south of Jerusalem, the military said.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu denounced the killing as a terrorist attack and pledged to bring the perpetrator to justice.

Israeli troops and police officers were searching the area near the Etzion settlement bloc where the body was found in the "early morning hours". An army spokesman said the soldier, identified as 19-year-old Dvir Sorek, was a student in a pre-military Jewish seminary programme and was neither armed nor in uniform.

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