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Hamas: Israeli soldier captured-Israeli Defense Forces aware of report, looking into it
KPRC-TV / CNN News ^ | July 20, 2014 | Josh Levs, Ben Brumfield, and Karl Penhaul

Posted on 07/20/2014 4:21:08 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Hamas claimed it captured an Israeli soldier Sunday on the deadliest day yet in the battle between Israel and Hamas militants in Gaza.

The solider was taken during an early morning operation, according to Abu Obeida, a spokesman for Hamas' military wing, al-Qassam Brigades.

He provided the supposed soldier's name and ID.

"He is a prisoner, and if Zionists lie about the dead and wounded, then the fate of this soldier is their responsibility," the spokesman said.

Gunfire and cheers erupted in Gaza in apparent celebration of the soldier's capture, according to CNN reporters on the ground.

There was no immediate comment from Israel. The Israel Defense Forces said it was aware of the report and looking into it.

"It's a game changer, immediately, because it's going to change what the Israelis are doing on the ground in that sector. They're going to be looking for him," said CNN military analyst Lt. Col. Rick Francona....

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TOPICS: Government; Local News; Military/Veterans; Politics
KEYWORDS: gaza; hamas; israel; terrorism
Do people negotiate with cockroaches or termites? Then why would Israel negotiate with Jihadists?
1 posted on 07/20/2014 4:21:08 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The goal of Hamas is to capture Israeli soldiers so that they can trade them for 1000 Hamas terrorists.

2 posted on 07/20/2014 4:31:10 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (The cure has become worse than the disease. Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Yep, that was the very last trade Israel did ... Israel let out of their jails over 1,000 Islamic Terrorists and got back one soldier!

3 posted on 07/20/2014 4:36:19 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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Israel Denies Abduction Claims but Arabs

4 posted on 07/21/2014 6:50:23 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (
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