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  Tevet 20, 5773 , 02/01/13

Soldier who Killed Terrorist is Moved for Her Safety

A female IDF soldier who killed a young Arab man as he pointed a gun at Border Police officers in Hevron has been transferred to a unit in central Israel for her own safety, Maariv reports. Local Arab media widely reported the incident as an Israeli murder of an innocent Arab teenager, and some local Arabs put up posters with her picture and the word “wanted,” leading to fears of a reprisal attack.

Border Police commanders confirmed that the soldier had been transferred, but argued that the purpose of the transfer was “to give her a brief respite,” and that the soldier herself had requested the change.

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