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Two Israeli soldiers were found dead in a Golan Heights outpost yesterday, apparent victims of suffocation from the fumes of a kerosene stove. A military spokesman said the soldiers apparently had gone to sleep with the stove on to protect them from the intensely cold weather but failed to provide adequate ventilation. The victims were identified only as members of an artillery unit.

Meanwhile, funeral services were held yesterday at the military cemetery here for Lt. Col. Shmuel Hetz, a Phantom jet pilot shot down over the Suez Canal July 18,1970, whose remains were recovered by Israeli army chaplains only a few days ago at a deserted site near Ismailia. Col. Hetz was a victim of the war of attrition waged by Egypt until the cease-fire agreement of Aug. 1970. His navigator, Menahem Eini, bailed out of the plane safely but was taken prisoner and remained in Egyptian captivity until the POW exchange that followed the Yom Kippur War.

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