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  11/11/2011, Cheshvan 14, 5772

Links Between Friday Incident, Other Accidental Deaths


Rabbi Dan Mertzbach of Otniel, who was accidentally killed by an Israeli soldier, Friday, near the Ari/Kvasim Junction on Route 60, was related to Yehuda Yosef, who was accidentally killed by soldiers in March 2003. The soldiers, who thought Yosef and another officer were terrorists, were under the command of Chaggai Mordechai, who was commander of the Hevron Brigade at the time.

The soldiers involved in Friday's incident are assigned to the Judea and Samaria Division, which came under Mordechai's command about seven weeks ago.

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