Decomposing Body Found Outside Israeli Military Base

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The Times of Israel reports: A decomposing body was found outside an Israeli military training base in the West Bank’s Negohot Regional Council on Thursday.

Israel Police, who were unable to even identify the gender of the deceased due to the extent of the decay, have opened an investigation into the circumstances of the death. After collecting all findings and DNA traces at the scene in the western Hebron hills, the police transferred the body to the Abu Kabir Forensic Institute.

On Wednesday, the body of 69-year-old Reuven Schmerling from the West Bank settlement of Elkana, was found lifeless in the Israeli Arab city of Kfar Qassem. Initial reports indicated he was stabbed; some Hebrew reports said he had also been badly beaten.

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