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Missing Israeli soldier found dead in West Bank, military says

The body of the soldier, reported missing this week, was found near an army checkpoint close to Jerusalem
Israel's military and police were investigating the circumstances of his death (AFP)

An Israeli soldier reported missing this week was found dead in the occupied West Bank on Thursday, the Israeli military said.

The soldier's body was found near an army checkpoint close to Jerusalem, the military said in a statement.

"Earlier today, combined forces of the IDF (Israeli army) 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 statement added

Israel's military and police are investigating the circumstances of his death.