Israeli Apache helicopters fly in the air over southern Israel near the border with Gaza, on July 20, 2014. Thirteen Israeli soldiers were killed overnight and early Sunday in clashes with Palestinian militants throughout the Gaza Strip, amid the Israeli army's ground incursion to the enclave, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) confirmed in a statement. (Xinhua/Li Rui)
"Kidnapped" Israeli soldier among 13 dead earlier: source
JERUSALEM/GAZA, July 21 (Xinhua) -- The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) on Sunday evening refused to comment on Hamas' claim of having kidnapped an Israeli soldier, but a military source told Xinhua that the "kidnapped" was among the 13 Israeli soldier who died in earlier clashes with militants.
A Hamas spokesperson said on Sunday that they had "captured a Zionist soldier," releasing a photograph with his name and military ID number. The IDF later said they are looking into the report and cannot confirm nor deny it so far.Full Story