Israeli military: soldier killed in Gaza operation

ISRAEL/GAZA BORDER, ISRAEL - JULY 17: (ISRAEL OUT) Israeli soldiers seen along the border with Gaza on July 17, 2014 on Israel's border with the Gaza Strip. As the Israeli operation 'Protective Edge' enters it's tenth day, the body count in Gaza has reach over 200 people. One Israeli has been killed in a Mortar attack. (Photo by Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images) (Lior Mizrahi, 2014 Getty Images)
Tensions Remain High At Israeli Gaza Border (Lior Mizrahi, 2014 Getty Images)
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Updated: 7/18 6:10 am

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's military says a soldier has been killed in a ground operation in the Gaza Strip. The circumstances of his death were not immediately clear.

Israel's chief military spokesman Brig. Gen. Motti Almoz told Israeli Army Radio "we are checking the circumstances" behind the soldier's death.

It was the first military casualty since Israel announced the start of a ground operation into Gaza late Thursday.

Friday is the 11th day of fighting between Israel and Gaza's Hamas rulers.

 

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