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Israeli soldier wounded in West Bank Thursday dies: army

AFP  |  Jerusalem 

- An Israeli soldier critically injured by a Palestinian in the occupied on Thursday died of his on Saturday, an army statement said.

The English-language statement said that Ronen Lubarsky, of the Duvdevan special forces unit, died during the morning, two days after being struck on the head by a stone block thrown during an arrest raid.

Palestinian sources said at the time that the block was thrown at him during a night-time operation to arrest suspects in in the city of Ramallah, seat of the

The said in Saturday's statement that the target was Palestinian militant gunmen.

"The operational activity in which (Lubarsky) participated was intended to apprehend a squad of operatives who were involved in shooting attacks," it said. It added that he was promoted posthumously to the rank of His attacker has not been identified.

Israeli expressed his "deep sorrow" at the soldier's death.

"The security forces will reach the terrorist and the state of will bring him to reckoning," a statement from his office quoted him as saying in Hebrew.

Israeli forces regularly carry out night raids in Palestinian-governed parts of the to arrest Palestinians suspected of militant activities against

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First Published: Sun, May 27 2018. 00:35 IST