Skip to comments.'Soldier dies at Sarkozy's ceremony'
Posted on 06/24/2008 7:46:14 AM PDT by CondorFlight
An IDF soldier was reportedly killed Tuesday in the middle of a farewell ceremony at Ben-Gurion airport held in honor of French President Nicolas Sarkozy, in attendance of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, President Shimon Peres and other state dignitaries, Israel Radio reported.
Channel 1, however, reported that the soldier's condition was serious and he was receiving emergency medical treatment.
A police spokesman said the policeman had committed suicide.
The soldier apparently fell from a vantage point he was occupying on a high building, from he was securing the event, and a bullet misfired from his gun.
Initially, the prime minister's security personnel withdrew their handguns and rushed Olmert and Peres to bullet-proof cars, while Sarkozy and his wife Carla Bruni-Sarkozy were rushed to the French president's plane.
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“The incident brought the ceremony to an abrupt end.”
The story is now retitled,
“Sarkozy farewell ceremony cut short as soldier commits suicide”
And has the added paragraph:
“Police spokesman Shlomi Sagi said the policeman was killed in an apparent suicide, and police denied an attempted assassination attempt on Sarkozy.”
No doubt the Leftie press in France will say he was driven to suicide by the frightening polices of the extremist Sarkozy.
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