Israeli Soldier Abducted and Killed: UPDATE
JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel Shin Bet security agency: Soldier was abducted and killed by Palestinians in West Bank.
More info, now:
A Palestinian lured an Israeli soldier to a village in the West Bank and killed him with the intention of trading the body for his jailed brother, Israel’s intelligence agency said Saturday.
The Palestinian man was arrested and confessed to the killing, the Shin Bet intelligence agency said.
Amar told the Shin Bet that he had killed the soldier, whom he knew because he worked together with him at a restaurant in the coastal city of Bat Yam in central Israel, the agency said.
According to Shin Bet, the Palestinian recounted how he had picked up the soldier in a taxi on Friday after convincing him to accept a ride.
After talking the soldier into joining him, Amar took the Israeli to an open field, killed him and hid his body in a well, the agency said.
Hopefully this won’t derail the peace process. At least it doesn’t appear to have been an organized attempt