An Israeli soldier carries shells as troops prepare their Merkava tanks stationed at an army deployment along the border between Israel and the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip July 25, 2014. (AFP Photo/Jack Guez)
OCCUPIED JERUSALEM: The Israeli army announced Friday that a soldier unaccounted for after an ambush in the Gaza Strip six days ago was definitely dead, although they had still not recovered his body.
Hamas said last Sunday it had captured Oron Shaul, giving his name and army ID number, but did not release a photograph of him in their hands.
The Israeli military said a special committee had reviewed all the information available to them and had decided that Shaul did not survive the assault, which killed six other soldiers.
"The committee concluded that Staff Sergeant Oron Shaul is defined 'a soldier killed in action whose burial site is unknown'," it said in a statement.
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