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'Soldier dies at Sarkozy's ceremony'
Jerusalem Post ^ | June 24, 2008

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.

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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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1 posted on 06/24/2008 7:46:16 AM PDT by CondorFlight
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To: CondorFlight

“The incident brought the ceremony to an abrupt end.”

I’ll say.


2 posted on 06/24/2008 7:48:34 AM PDT by Natchez Hawk (This is Sammy Israel III filling in for DB Cooper who will be returning next week,)
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To: Natchez Hawk

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.”


3 posted on 06/24/2008 7:50:14 AM PDT by CondorFlight (I)
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To: CondorFlight

No doubt the Leftie press in France will say he was driven to suicide by the frightening polices of the extremist Sarkozy.


4 posted on 06/24/2008 7:50:32 AM PDT by Babu (I pledge that no vote shall ever be cast by moi for Juan McCucaracha)
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