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Funeral for Israeli soldier Hadar Goldin, killed in Gaza fighting

Sunday, August 03, 2014 - 00:59

Dozens of Israelis pay respects with the family of Lieutenant Hadar Goldin, who the Israeli army said was killed in the fight with Palestinian militants. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Dozens of Israelis arrived on Sunday (August 3) to pay respects with the family of Lieutenant Hadar Goldin, who the Israeli army said was killed in the fight with Palestinian militants. Amid Hamas accusations that Israel had misled the world about the alleged capture of an Israeli soldier, the officer, Lieutenant Hadar Goldin, was buried on Sunday after the military said it recovered remains and he was killed in action. Goldin's suspected abduction led to the collapse of a U.S.- and U.N.-brokered ceasefire on Friday. "I don't have a clue where to begin, I don't know how to say good-bye to you for real. I only know how to say good-bye when you're supposed to return, and that's also hard. I cant imagine you now as dead. You are the most lively person I know in this whole world," said Edna, the fiancee of Goldin. Israeli media, on the 27th day of the fighting, reported that most Israeli troops had pulled out of Gaza. A column of Israeli tanks and dozens of infantrymen left the enclave. An Israeli military spokesman stopped short of calling the move a withdrawal, but said residents from some evacuated Gaza neighborhoods had been told by the army they could return. The Israeli army said that more than 55 rockets had been fired from Gaza at Israel on Sunday. Israel began its offensive against Gaza on July 8 following a surge of cross-border rocket salvoes by Hamas and other guerrillas. The fighting on Sunday pushed the Gaza death toll given by Palestinian officials to 1,775, most of them civilians. Israel has confirmed that 64 soldiers have died in combat, while Palestinian rockets have also killed three civilians in Israel.

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Funeral for Israeli soldier Hadar Goldin, killed in Gaza fighting

Sunday, August 03, 2014 - 00:59