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Nirim security chief killed in mortar strike

One of the two Israelis killed in the mortar strike on Kibbutz Nirim in the Eshkol Regional Council is identified – 55-year-old Ze’ev Etzion, the security chief for the kibbutz.

Israel Radio reports that he was also a volunteer ambulance driver for Magen David Adom.

Another Israeli died on his way to Soroka Hospital in Beersheba. A man who was seriously injured was operated on and is currently in intensive care.

They were fixing electric problems caused by another mortar strike.

Kibbutz Nirim security chief Zeev Etzion (screen capture: Channel 2)
Kibbutz Nirim security chief Zeev Etzion (screen capture: Channel 2)
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