IDF soldier, Sergeant Danny Deri, 19 years old from Arad, was killed this afternoon (2 April) by a Palestinian sniper who shot him in Rachel’s Tomb in Bethlehem. During this incident, heavy fire was exchanged between IDF soldiers and Palestinians in the area. Notice was given to the family of the slain soldier. The IDF considers this incident severely and maintains for itself the right to respond in the time and place that it finds appropriate.