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Hamas says captured two Israeli soldiers January 4, 2009

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GAZA, Jan 4 (Reuters) – Hamas said it captured two Israeli soldiers during fighting in the Gaza Strip on Sunday and was holding them hostage.

But the Israeli army said it had no knowledge of any of its soldiers falling into Hamas’s hands.

“Two soldiers were captured,” Hamas radio and television said.

The capture of Israeli soldiers by Hamas could have a large impact on public support in Israel for the Gaza offensive, in which 470 Palestinians have been killed since Dec. 27.

Gaza militants captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit in a cross-border raid in June 2006. Negotiations brokered by Egypt to secure Shalit’s release have foundered.

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