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Israel U.N. envoy says no Israeli soldier kidnapped in Gaza

Reuters

July 20, 2014 | 7:42 pm

<em>Israeli soldiers ride on military vehicles near the border with Gaza on July 20. Photo by Baz Ratner/Reuters</em>

Israeli soldiers ride on military vehicles near the border with Gaza on July 20. Photo by Baz Ratner/Reuters

Israel's U.N. Ambassador Ron Prosor said on Sunday there was no kidnapped Israeli soldier, dismissing a televised announcement in the Gaza Strip from Hamas's armed wing that it had captured an Israeli soldier during the fighting in Shejaia.

"There's no kidnapped Israeli soldier and those rumors are untrue," Prosor told reporters at the United Nations as the Security Council held an emergency meeting on the escalating crisis between Israel and Palestinians.

Reporting by Michelle Nichols; Editing by Michael Urquhart

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