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September 10, 2004
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The remains of two Israeli soldiers missing since the War of Independence were laid to rest with full military honors. David Shemesh and Gideon Ben-David were captured and killed by Arab irregulars while on a reconnaissance mission in Jaffa in 1947, but their bodies were only discovered this week in an unmarked grave nearby. The two Iraqi Jewish immigrants, who volunteered for the Palmach and served as undercover agents because of their fluent Arabic, were buried at Mount Herzl Military Cemetery in Jerusalem on Thursday.

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