Statement from the Har Hevron Regional Council regarding the death of an IDF soldier found shot in the Lahav forest

The residents if Sansana in Har Chevron Regional Council received the news tonight about the death of a resident of the locality, Lt. Colonel Avi Harlev, aged 50.

Avi, who had returned from reserve duty, was found shot in the Lahav forest, close to his home.

Last night, Council head Yochai Damari and the town Rabbi, as well as emergency crews, notified the family of the news.

Security forces are investigating the circumstances.

Lahav Forest is a transit route for the Shavout Crossing into the Hevron area, and it’s not inconceivable that one of them identified that one of them identified a soldier in uniform and decided to attack.

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