Celebrations across Gaza after alleged capture of Israeli soldier

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A spokesman for Ezzedeen Al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas, claimed the capture of an Israeli soldier in a televised address on July 20.

GAZA - A spokesman for Ezzedeen Al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas, claimed the capture of an Israeli soldier in a televised address on July 20.

Shaul Aaron was allegedly taken captive by Hamas in the neighbourhood of Al Tuffah, east of Gaza.

The Israeli Defence Force confirmed the death of 13 soldiers but did not confirm the capture.

If these claims are in fact true, this will be the first Israeli soldier to be captured by Hamas since 2011. 

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