Israel: Soldier abducted, killed by Palestinian

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“By Ian Deitch, The Associated Press

JERUSALEM — A Palestinian lured an Israeli soldier to a village in the West Bank and killed him with the intention of trading the body for his jailed brother, Israel’s intelligence agency said Saturday.

The Palestinian man was arrested and confessed to the killing, the Shin Bet intelligence agency said.

The killing could deal a new blow to U.S.-led Mideast peace efforts, which resumed in July after a nearly five-year break in Israel-Palestinian talks.

The deaths of several Palestinians in Israeli arrest raids in the West Bank intended to detain militants involved in attacks have further soured the atmosphere between the two sides.

The soldier was reported missing late Friday and Israeli forces began looking for him.

The search led the troops to Nidal Amar, a 42-year-old Palestinian from Beit Amin a village near the city of Qalqiliya in the northern West Bank.

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