WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India
Aug 09, 2019, 08.22 AM
Thousand of people attended the funeral of an Israeli soldier whose body was found near a Jewish settlement in the occupied West Bank on Thursday. The body was found near discovered at the Jewish settlement Migdal Oz on Wednesday evening.
Around 2,000 people attended 19-year-old Dvir Sorek's funeral, held in the Ofra settlement where the soldier's family resides.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, during a visit to Migdal Oz, called the incident terrorist attack and vowed that security forces would quickly find "those who perpetrated this heinous murder".
On Wednesday, Sorek's body was found near the settlement where he had been studying at a Jewish seminary in the West Bank that combines religious studies with service in the armed forces. The body was found in civilian clothes and unarmed.
News agency Reuters reported Israeli military saying that he had been stabbed to death by a Palestinian assailant.
The soldier, who the military said was in civilian clothes and unarmed was a student in a Jewish seminary in the West Bank that combines religious studies with service in the armed forces.