Palestinians captured by Israel during a military offensive are led from the Gaza Strip into Israel in this July 23, 2014 handout photo obtained by Reuters from the Israeli news website Walla.
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Israel said Thursday it had detained scores of Palestinians during fighting in the Gaza Strip, deeming them "murderers and terrorists" rather than prisoners of war.Israel launched its offensive 17 days ago, aiming to stop militants from Hamas, which rules the coastal enclave, and their allies from firing rockets into its territory.The Palestinian death toll rose Thursday to at least 761, most of whom were civilians, Gazan authorities said. At least 32 Israeli soldiers have been killed along with three civilians who died in rocket attacks on Israel.Pictures of one group of men being held by Israeli soldiers were published on the Israeli news website Walla.
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