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Israeli Soldier Dies of Injuries

September 28, 2000

JERUSALEM (AP) _ An Israeli soldier who was critically injured in a bomb attack on an army convoy in the Gaza Strip died Thursday, the hospital said.

The attack, blamed on Palestinian militants, occurred late Wednesday near the isolated Jewish settlement of Netzarim in the Gaza Strip. Troops were escorting a convoy of Jewish settlers heading to Netzarim.

Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak demanded that the Palestinian Authority take more effective action to fight terrorism.

``The event was very serious,″ Israel army radio quoted Barak as saying. ``We will know how to find the assailants, wherever they are.″

Two soldiers were injured in the blast, including one who was in critical condition. He died Thursday at Soroka Hospital in southern Israel, said spokeswoman Batya Kuris

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