Israeli Soldier Fatally Wounded

An Israeli soldier was fatally wounded yesterday and two residents of the Gaza Strip were killed last night as violence continued to plague the area. A terrorist was killed in a clash with a military patrol Saturday morning. The soldier was identified as Pvt. Eliyahu Ostermayer, 19, of Ofarim. He succumbed to wounds inflicted by a hand grenade thrown at an Israeli patrol at Beth Lahya. Another member of the patrol was injured. Last night’s fatalities occurred in the Sheikh Zoued area south of Gaza. The victims were shot when they failed to obey an order to halt by an Israeli patrol after curfew. Israeli security authorities disclosed yesterday that 90 persons were arrested on suspicion of organizing an El Fatah cell on the West Bank.

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