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Soldier’s gun stolen in attack during exercise; IDF chief: ‘Red line crossed’

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A commando soldier was lightly injured when he was attacked by a number of suspects who stole his weapon during an overnight navigation exercise in northern Israel, the army said Thursday, in an incident the IDF chief of staff condemned as “crossing a red line.”

The Kan public broadcaster reported that the incident took place close to the town of Shfaram, and the attackers were thought to be Arab Israelis.

The outlet said the soldier was walking alone down a dirt road at around 3 a.m. when a vehicle containing two people pulled up behind him.

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The vehicle stopped and one of the men asked the soldier if he needed a ride. When the soldier kept on walking, the vehicle overtook him and blocked the road, at which point the two men got out and attacked him in a struggle that went on for........

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