Israeli Soldier Killed in Gaza Operation

July 18, 2014 5:15 AM

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Israeli Soldier Killed in Gaza Operation

Israel on Friday announced its first casualty since the start of a ground operation in Gaza, with one soldier killed following a night of heavy fighting in the Hamas-ruled enclave.

The military said the soldier was killed in the northern Gaza Strip, but the circumstances behind his death were not immediately clear. Hamas' military wing said it ambushed Israeli units in the northern town of Beit Lahiya and caused casualties but Israeli media said it was likely a case of friendl...

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