TEL AVIV (Oct. 21)
An Israel Defense Force soldier, shot in south Lebanon yesterday, died of his wounds today, bringing the casualty toll in Lebanon to 600 killed and nearly 5,600 wounded since Israel invaded Lebanon in June, 1982.
The soldier, identified as 30-year-old Alon Tsur, a corporal from the northern border kibbutz settlement of Shamir, was hit by fragments of a rocket fired at his army vehicle near the Zaharani River bridge.
In a series of incidents in Lebanon over the weekend, two Israeli soldiers were wounded, five terrorists were killed, one was captured and two others were wounded.
Two terrorists were killed and two IDF soldiers were slightly wounded when a navy patrol vessel encountered a rubber dinghy with the terrorists aboard off the coast of Beirut. The small boat was said to have been on its way to land the terrorists in Israel where, according to reports from Beirut, they were to have attacked an army rest camp in the north of Israel.
Three other terrorists were killed, two wounded and one captured in a clash with an IDF patrol in Baka a-Shouf.