St.-Sgt. Osher Damri killed in Nablus

An IDF soldier, St.-Sgt. Osher Damri, 20, from Netanya, a member of the Haruv Battalion, was killed and five soldiers were wounded in Nablus overnight Sunday after a bomb was thrown at their patrol. Some of the soldiers were wounded after they came under heavy gunfire while pulling out of the battle zone.

One soldier was seriously wounded; two were moderately wounded, while the rest sustained light wounds. The son of OC Central Command Lt.-Gen. Yair Naveh was wounded in the incident, and was being operated on Monday morning with his father at his side.

Some body parts of the dead soldier were left behind, Palestinian witnesses said. Hundreds of Palestinians later gathered at the scene to view parts of the soldier’s leg, and many of them reacted with celebratory chants, the witnesses said.

Al Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades gunmen, who claimed responsibility for the deadly explosion, later said they had collected the body parts and would hand them over to an Israeli-Palestinian liaison office to return them to Israel. The army had threatened dire retribution if the soldier’s body part was not returned.

Damri’s funeral will be held Monday evening at 6 p.m. in the military section of the Netanya cemetery.

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