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        11/7/2013, Kislev 4, 5774

      IBA Sends Payment Requests to Fallen Soldiers

      The Israel Broadcasting Authority erroneously sent requests for payment of the television licensing fee to the families of six deceased soldiers, as they carry the same family names.

      According to a report by Israel Today, the letters were sent out in August as part of a special campaign to offer payment discounts.  At least six of the letters contained the names of deceased soldiers. 

      The IBA responded by saying "We offer our deepest regrets and apologies for any additional pain or suffering we may have caused these families, and we have taken the appropriate steps to see that this unfortunate incident will not be repeated."

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