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        12/17/2013, Tevet 14, 5774

      U.S. Expresses Condolence Over IDF Soldier's Death

      The United States on Monday expressed its condolences over the death of IDF soldier Shlomi Cohen in a shooting incident near the Lebanese border.

      “We extend our condolences to the family of the Israel Defense Force soldier who was shot and killed on Sunday the 15th. We commend the Government of Lebanon and Israel for taking steps to prevent this from escalating further. It’s my understanding that they’re talking. And we certainly call on them to continue not allowing this to escalate further,” said State Department Deputy Spokeswoman Marie Harf.