Home > News > World
Saturday August 2, 2014 MYT 7:10:03 AM
Saturday August 2, 2014 MYT 7:11:14 AM
GAZA (Reuters) - The Hamas Islamist group's armed wing in the Gaza Strip said on Saturday it had no clear indication on the whereabouts of an Israeli soldier that Israel has accused them of abducting, adding he may have been killed during an ambush.
A statement by the group said it had no contact with militants who were operating in the area in the southern Gaza Strip where Israel said Second-Lieutenant Hadar Goldin, 23, went missing on Friday, and it feared all had been killed.
"We have lost contact with the group of fighters that took part in the ambush and we believe they were all killed in the (Israeli) bombardment. Assuming that they managed to seize the soldier during combat, we assess that he was also killed in the incident," the statement said.
(Reporting by Nidal al-Mughrabi, Writing by Ori Lewis; Editing by Ken Wills)
U.S. says might talk to Iran about regional stability, cites Syria
Bangladesh's opposition leader attacked at election rally but unhurt
New York Times wins Pulitzers for West Africa Ebola coverage
Japanese PM Abe makes ritual offering at Yasukuni shrine
U.S. begins training Ukrainian guardsmen despite Russia's concerns
Boat with dozens of migrants runs aground off Greek island, at least three dead
Uber must face lawsuit claiming bias against blind riders
Junior tennis player Imran on the rise
Orang asli kids show their mettle
Copyright © 1995-2015 Star Publications (M) Bhd (Co No 10894-D)