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Missing Soldier Found Dead

A young Israeli soldier who had been missing for a week was found dead Monday, buried in a shallow grave in an olive grove. The discovery put an end to a mystery that had spooked Israel even as Prime Minister Ariel Sharon flew off to Washington for talks today with President Bush. Hours after his remains were pulled from the earth in northern Israel, the death of Oleg Shaichat, 20, was already clouding the troubled relations between the nation’s Jewish and Arab citizens. Shaichat was hitchhiking home from a northern army base July 21 when he was kidnapped and slain. “There’s no question that this is a terrorist murder,” said Israeli police spokesman Gil Kleiman. “We are treating this as a terror attack.” Full Story

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