TEL AVIV (Jul. 22)
Sgt. Yitzhak Levy, 19, the Israel Defense Force soldier killed in an ambush attack while on routine patrol in the southern Lebanon security zone, was buried with full military honors in his home town of Ashkelon on Wednesday.
His funeral was delayed until the arrival of his sister, who had been on vacation in the United States.
Four of five other soldiers wounded in the ambush which killed Levy and in the explosion of a roadside bomb under another vehicle speeding to the aid of the stricken patrol, have been discharged from the hospital. The Iranian-backed Hezbollah group claimed credit for both attacks.
One more soldier remains in the hospital for treatment for chest and neck wounds.
IDF and South Lebanon Army forces in the Israeli-controlled security zone safely dismantled two more roadside bombs on Wednesday without casualties or damage.