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Israeli military says soldier apparently captured in Gaza Strip
August 1, 2014 / 10:54 AM / 3 years ago

Israeli military says soldier apparently captured in Gaza Strip

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - An Israeli soldier was apparently captured by Palestinian militants during a clash in the southern Gaza Strip on Friday, an Israeli military spokesman said.

“(Israeli) forces operating to decommission an (infiltration) tunnel were attacked. Initial indications are that a soldier has been abducted by terrorists during the operation,” the spokesman, Lieutenant-Colonel Peter Lerner said in a conference call with journalists.

Reporting by Jeffrey Heller

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