2014-08-02 11:35:00

Israel launches airstrikes after soldier's capture

(Vatican Radio) At least 35 Palestinians have been killed this morning in an Israeli airstrike on Gaza as part of a large-scale search for an Israeli soldier, who the Israeli military says was captured by Hamas in an ambush soon after the failed ceasefire on Friday.

U.S. President Barack Obama and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon have called for the Israeli soldier’s immediate release, though Hamas insists it does not know the soldier’s whereabouts, suggesting that he may have been killed in earlier clashes with Hamas fighters.

Listen to the report by Mark Weiss:

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