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Israel says missing soldier was killed in Gaza, not captured
Israel says missing soldier was killed in Gaza, not captured

Israel's military concluded early Sunday that a soldier thought to have been captured by Palestinian militants was actually killed in combat in the Gaza Strip. The news came after a day in which Israeli forces raked the southern tip of Gaza with airstrikes and shelling and the country's leaders said they were closing in on their goal of eliminating tunnels built by the militant group Hamas. "In these hours, our forces are completing the mission to bomb and neutralize the terror tunnels in Gaza,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a Saturday evening news conference. Hamas fighters had sown fear by using the tunnels to cross into Israel. At the news...

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