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Report: US citizen killed in Egypt was Jewish student

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Itongadol.- One of the two people killed in Egypt on Friday during clashes was a US citizen identified Saturday as Jewish 21-year-old Kenyon College student Andrew Driscoll Pochter, the New York Times reported.
According to the report, at Kenyon, Pochter was active in Hillel, the campus’s center for Jewish life, and lived at the group’s on-campus house, according to The Kenyon Collegian, the student newspaper.
The Times quoted family members as saying Pochter was on an internship to teach young children English while also improving his own skills speaking Arabic.
A statement issued by Pochter’s family said that he had planned to return to the Middle East for his spring semester abroad.
“He went to Egypt because he cared profoundly about the Middle East, and he planned to live and work there in the pursuit of peace and understanding,” the Times quoted the family as saying.
One person was killed and more than two dozen injured in fighting on Sunday between supporters and opponents of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi in the Nile city of Beni Suef, south of Cairo, security sources said.
It was the first death reported on a day when hundreds of thousands of opposition protesters took to the streets demanding that Morsi quit, on the first anniversary of his inauguration.

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