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Israeli soldier missing in Gaza is dead: Army

Published on Aug 3, 2014 9:17 AM
 
Israeli soldier Hadar Goldin is seen in this undated family handout provided on Aug 2, 2014. The Israeli army on Sunday announced the death of Hadar Goldin, the Israeli soldier who went missing in action during fighting in the Gaza Strip two days ago. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

JERUSALEM (AFP) - The Israeli army on Sunday announced the death of Hadar Goldin, the Israeli soldier who went missing in action during fighting in the Gaza Strip two days ago.

"A special committee, led by the IDF (army) chief rabbi, announced the death of the IDF infantry officer of the Givati Brigade, Lieutenant Hadar Goldin, who was killed in battle in the Gaza Strip on Friday," the army said in a statement.

An army spokesman refused to confirm or deny that the soldier's remains had been found.

The soldier's family has been notified and will receive support, the statement added.

 
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