The Times of Israel is reporting that the IDF categorically denies Hamas claim to have kidnapped a soldier. Haaretz quotes IDF sources which said that the Hamas claim sounded dubious and the chances that Hamas was holding an IDF soldier were slim.
Ma’an News agency based in Gaza is quoting the Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Hamas movement, which is claiming to have captured an IDF soldier during the fighting in Gaza. Abu Ubaida, a spokesman for the Brigades said in a speech tonight that the “resistance captured a soldier named Shaul Aaron during the battles with Israeli soldiers”.
Following this report there was singing and dancing in the streets of Gaza, with the usual celebratory gunfire heard.
This report has been tweeted by multiple major news reporter, as well as numerous news agencies around the globe.
(Chaim Shapiro – YWN)