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Four reasons why the capture of an Israeli soldier is significant

Four reasons why the capture of an Israeli soldier is significant

More than 1,400 Palestinians, mostly civilians, have been killed in Gaza since the Israeli military began Operation Protective Edge on 8 July. Israeli human rights group B'Tselem estimates that more than a quarter of those are under 18.

Sixty-three Israeli soldiers have also been killed, and on Friday it was announced that 23-year-old IDF soldier Lieutenant Hadar Goldin was missing feared captured. Here's why, in the face of all the other deaths, the potential capture of one soldier is still significant.

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