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Egyptians Return Body of 20-year-old Soldier Who Died After Raid

The body of Corp. David Sabash, a 20-year-old Israeli soldier who died of wounds after being taken prisoner during an Egyptian commando raid on Israeli positions near Port Tewfik last week, was returned to Israel today under the auspices of the International Red Cross, Funeral services will be held in Lydda tomorrow.

Israeli officials confirmed that the bodies of three Egyptian soldiers killed in an earlier commando raid have lain for three weeks on the canal’s east bank. The Egyptians charged the Israelis with “inhuman behavior” for not returning the bodies. The Israelis said they were unable to recover them because Egyptian gunners opened fire every time an attempt was made.