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    Israeli Troop Slain in Plot to Free Prisoner

    Israeli soldiers carry the body of fellow soldier who was killed near West Bank town of Qalqilya, Sept. 21, 2013.Israeli soldiers carry the body of fellow soldier who was killed near West Bank town of Qalqilya, Sept. 21, 2013.
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    Israeli soldiers carry the body of fellow soldier who was killed near West Bank town of Qalqilya, Sept. 21, 2013.
    Israeli soldiers carry the body of fellow soldier who was killed near West Bank town of Qalqilya, Sept. 21, 2013.
    VOA News
    Israeli officials say a Palestinian man lured an Israeli soldier to a West Bank village and killed him as part of a plot to secure the release of his brother from an Israeli prison.

    Israel's Shin Bet intelligence agency says the soldier's body was found in a well near the village of Qalqiliya on Saturday.

    Authorities say they have arrested Nadal Amar, and several other suspects, after Amar admitted to the murder.

    Shin Bet say Amar wanted to use the soldier's body in negotiations for the release of his brother, Nur al-Din Amar, who has been jailed since 2003 for his role in several terrorist attacks.

    The intelligence agency says the jailed brother is believed to be a member of Tanzim, a militant faction of the Palestinian Fatah movement.

    Israeli news reports say Nadal Amar and the soldier had worked together at a restaurant in the coastal city of Bat Yam.

    Some information for this report was provided by AP and AFP.

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    by: arn from: canada
    September 22, 2013 8:11 AM
    Two suggestions. Get rid of present government. Why? Anyone who releases prisoners will one day be complicit to murder. Any terrorist who commits murder should be executed. End of story. If Israelis want to show how humane they are then do it for other reasons such as accepting our brothers and sisters from Ethiopia.

    by: Ziv Dotan from: Uk
    September 22, 2013 7:49 AM
    Ghettoising the Palestinians is going to create more of these situations. There needs to be a solution that gives people dignity and hence reduce the change of these things happening.

    by: Teewok from: Los Angeles California
    September 21, 2013 3:18 PM
    and this is the policy that results from releasing terrorist prisoners. Why not expect the enemies of Israel to continue terrorism, knowing that the guilty will be released at some point in the future as a result of a good will gesture to the terrorist organizations?

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