LIVE REPORT: Gaza Cease-Fire Unravels, Israeli Soldier 'Feared' Captured
John Huddy brought us the latest this morning from the Gaza border as the latest cease-fire between Israel and Hamas appears to be quickly unraveling. Israeli soldiers were ambushed from an underground tunnel, according to IDF, just a few hours after the 72-hour cease-fire took effect.
The IDF believes one soldier may have been captured by Hamas attackers, with two others killed. Huddy reported intense fighting going on in southern Gaza after the attack.
Watch the report above and read more below from FoxNews.com:
The Israeli military says one of its soldiers is "feared" captured by Gaza militants, hours after a three-day cease-fire on the Gaza strip that began Friday unraveled with both Israel and Hamas leveling accusations of violating the truce.
The suspected kidnapping occurred shortly after a heavy exchange of gunfire erupted in the southern Gaza town of Rafah. Militants reportedly emerged from a tunnel shaft before a suicide bomber detonated himself, one senior Israel Defense Forces source told The Jerusalem Post.
"The incident is ongoing, and the IDF is in the midst of operational and intelligence efforts to track down the soldier," the source told the newspaper.
Gaza officials claimed at least 35 Palestinians were killed, but the Israeli military did not provide further detail.
Suggesting on Twitter that Hamas took advantage of the latest cease-fire in order to kidnap a soldier, the IDF identified the soldier as Second Lieutenant Hadar Goldin, 23, from Kfar Saba, north of Tel Aviv.
“We suspect that a group of Hamas terrorists, including a suicide attacker, kidnapped 2nd. Lt. Goldin …and dragged him into a tunnel,” the IDF tweeted Friday.
The cease-fire took effect at 8 a.m. local time and was expected to last for a period of 72 hours.