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Israel buries soldiers killed in truck-ramming attack

An Israeli forensics expert gathers evidence at the site of the attack in Jerusalem, on January 8, 2017Israel was to bury four soldiers Monday killed when a Palestinian rammed a truck into troops visiting a popular Jerusalem tourist site in a stark reminder of tensions despite a recent lull in violence. Sunday’s attack that also saw the driver shot dead came after months of relative calm and led Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to spark debate by suggesting it was inspired by the Islamic State group. Police arrested nine people following the attack and removed a memorial tent set up in the Palestinian’s east Jerusalem neighbourhood, located near the site of the incident.

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