Israeli Soldier Found Dead Near West Bank Base

Sagi Ben David had been missing since Tuesday

Yaniv Kubovich
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A view of the Hizma area in the West Bank, June 2011.
A view of the Hizma area in the West Bank, June 2011.Credit: Emil Salman
Yaniv Kubovich

The Israeli army said Thursday the body of a soldier who had gone missing was found near the Hizma checkpoint in the West Bank, northeast of Jerusalem.

On Wednesday, Israel Police and military police asked for the public's help in locating the soldier, Sagi Ben David, who had been missing since Tuesday night.

In a statement, the army said it was looking into the case, without providing further details.

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