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Army Releases Names of 13 Israeli Soldiers Killed in Egyptian Ambushes Last Week

The Army today released the names of 13 Israeli soldiers killed in two Egyptian commando ambushes on the east bank of the Suez Canal last Saturday. The casualties were the heaviest suffered by Israel in a single day since the June, 1967 war. The dead are: Second Lieutenants Ariel Angel, 21, of Jerusalem; Chaim Vistmontski, 22, of Holon; and Abraham Goren, 22, of Kibbutz Beth Oren; Sergeants Jacob Reichler, 21, of Ashkelon; Jacob Eichler, 22, of Kiryat Atts; Joseph Moshe, 20, of Kiryat Malachi; Joseph Gemer, of Kibbutz Maanit; Corporals Yaacob Fuchs, 20, of Kiryat Atta; Zion Alkobi, 20, of Hedera and Moshe Cohen, 20, of Kiryat Atta; Privates Israel Feldman, 20, of Beersheba; Rafael Adni. 20, of Haifa, and Yehuda Carmel, 20, of Kiryat Atta. In addition, the Army announced that Sergeant Avinoam Taub, 20, of Haifa, was killed in an exchange of fire with Egyptian forces across the Suez Canal that followed Saturday’s ambushes.

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