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Israeli military probes case of missing soldier found dead near Jerusalem

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An Israeli soldier reported missing this week was found dead near Jerusalem on Thursday, the Israeli military said.

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The military said it was investigating the circumstances of the soldier’s death in cooperation with the Israeli police.

The soldier’s body was found near a military checkpoint between the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem, the military said in a statement.

“Earlier today, combined forces of the IDF (Israeli military) and the Israeli police located the body of an IDF soldier, the late corporal Sagi Ben-David, near the Hizma checkpoint,” the military said.

The soldier had gone missing on Tuesday, the military added.