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August 21, 2006
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The Israeli army’s chief of staff declared Israel’s war with Lebanon a victory. But Cabinet members suggested the results were murky at best. Lt. Gen Dan Halutz told the Cabinet on Sunday that Israel had won the war on “points” even if there had been no “knockout.”

An Israeli soldier was killed when a Palestinian gunman opened fire at a West Bank checkpoint. Ro’i Farjoun, 21, of Yehud, was killed in Saturday’s attack at the checkpoint southeast of Nablus after the gunman, who was standing in line at the checkpoint for a security check, opened fire. Farjoun’s fellow soldiers shot and killed the gunman.

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