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July 21, 2005
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An Israeli killed in the London terror bombings was laid to rest in Jerusalem. “It is so strange for parents to bury their child,” Arie Rosenberg said in a eulogy Wednesday at the funeral of his daughter, Anat, who was aboard a bus blown up by a suicide bomber in the British capital on July 7. Rosenberg, 39, moved to London eight years ago to study ballet. Relatives said she avoided visited Israel for fear of Palestinian suicide bombers. Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon sent a condolence letter to Rosenberg’s parents, which was read out loud at the ceremony.

Two Israeli female soldiers face jail time for refusing to help the army seal off Gaza Strip settlements to outsiders. Security sources said Wednesday that the Education Corps conscripts, both residents of West Bank settlements, likely would receive three weeks in the stockade for insubordination. The two soldiers refused orders to help seal off the Gaza Strip on Sunday ahead of Israel’s upcoming withdrawal from the area. They are the first women to join more than 40 male soldiers who have refused orders connected to the pullout.

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