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Israeli soldier killed

JERUSALEM (JTA) — A Canadian-born Israeli soldier was killed during an operation near the West Bank city of Ramallah.

Sgt. Noam Adin Rechter-Levi, 21, was killed early Thursday morning in Bir Zeit. During the operation, Palestinians rioted and attacked the troops. A gun was fired, killing Levi, according to the Israel Defense Forces.

Reports later said Rechter-Levi’s gun discharged while he was scuffling with a Palestinian.

Rechter-Levi was born in Montreal, Canada and immigrated to Israel with his family when he was 8.

Israeli security forces arrested several wanted Palestinians in the West Bank overnight.

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