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Cease-fire collapses between Israel,
Hamas; Israeli soldier captured

Washington Post, by Sudarsan Raghavan*

Original Article

Posted By:Dreadnought, 8/1/2014 11:36:06 PM

GAZA CITY — It was the start of a three-day truce, the best hope yet to end a 25-day-old war that has taken an enormous toll on both Palestinians and Israelis. On Friday morning, Israeli troops were in the southern Gaza Strip preparing to destroy a Hamas tunnel, said Israeli military officials. Suddenly, Palestinian militants emerged from a shaft. They included a suicide bomber, who detonated his explosive device. In the chaos, two Israeli soldiers were killed. The militants grabbed 2nd Lt. Hadar Goldin, 23, and pushed him back through the tunnel, according to the Israeli account. Within minutes, the

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Reply 1 - Posted by: californiadude, 8/1/2014 11:55:05 PM     (No. 9950178)

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