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The World

May 22, 1987

Israeli Defense Minister Yitzhak Rabin appealed for calm after the murder of an 8-year-old Jewish boy in the occupied West Bank. Military officials who flew to the hilltop Jewish settlement of Elon Moreh, near the cave in which the body of Rami Chaba was found, said they presumed the boy was killed by Palestinian guerrillas. Army officials said three nearby Arab villages were put under curfew, and state radio said that security forces detained several suspects. Israeli authorities said an autopsy showed that the boy's skull had been crushed by a blunt object.

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