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  7/18/2014, Tammuz 20, 5774

Israeli Killed in Malaysia Airlines Crash Over Russia


Itamar Avnon, a young Israeli and veteran Israel Defense Forces paratrooper, died in the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over the Russia-Ukraine border on Thursday, along with 294 others, his family announced.

"Unfortunately, I must share with all of my Facebook friends the sad news that my son Itamar was on the plane that crashed over Ukraine," father Dov Avnon revealed in a Facebook post. "He was heading back to Australia after visiting the Netherlands."