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14th Israeli Soldier Killed in Lebanon

An Israeli paratrooper was killed and another wounded while on patrol in the central sector of the southern Lebanon security zone last week.

Sgt. Ohad Nissim, 20, of Ashdod, who was buried on Friday, was the 14th Israeli soldier killed in action in southern Lebanon along the border since the beginning of the year.

Recent heavy artillery and mortar exchanges, mainly with the Iranian-backed Hezbollah forces, have been described as a “veritable war” by Israeli Defense Force commanders.