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Israeli soldier missing but presumed dead

JTA

12 hours ago

Missing Israeli soldier Oron Shaul. Handout photo via Reuters

An Israeli soldier is missing, the Israeli army confirmed, though it is widely presumed he is dead.

On Tuesday, more than a day after Hamas said it had kidnapped an Israeli soldier, the... read full article

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