Last Tyre Blast Victim Buried
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Last Tyre Blast Victim Buried

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The funeral of the last Israeli victim of the explosion which destroyed the Israeli military headquarters in Tyre last week was held in Haifa today. Cpl. Amram Shitrit, of Acre was on guard at the entrace of the building at the time of the explosion. He was buried under the wreckage and positive identification of the body took much time. The casualties of the explosion included 75 Israeli military and civilian personnel and 14 Arabs. Twenty-eight Israelis and 28 Arabs were injured.

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