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Apparent capture of Israeli could vastly complicate cease-fire effort
Apparent capture of Israeli could vastly complicate cease-fire effort

A day that was supposed to have marked a tentative first step toward peace between Israelis and Palestinians instead signaled a precipitous slide back into full-on warfare. A hard-won truce collapsed within two hours Friday after the Israeli military said one of its soldiers was missing and two were dead amid heavy fighting against Palestinian militants in the southern Gaza Strip. The apparent capture, a nightmare scenario for Israelis, could vastly complicate any new cease-fire push. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused Hamas, the militant group that controls Gaza, of “flagrantly violating” what was to have been a three-day humanitarian pause in fighting that...

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