David Grossman's son Uri was 24th killed soldier

The son of David Grossman, a renowned novelist and peace activist in Israel, was killed in Lebanon, the army said Sunday, just three days after the author publicly urged the government to end the war with Hizbullah guerrillas. Staff Sgt. Uri Grossman, 20, was killed by an anti-tank missile in a major ground offensive intended to sweep southern Lebanon clear of Hizbullah guerrillas before a cease-fire took effect early Monday. Grossman's appeal to the government on Thursday came a day after Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's Security Cabinet approved the plan for the new offensive.