Israel bombards Rafah after soldier disappears amid Gaza ceasefire collapse

More than 50 Palestinians killed following truce-breaking tunnel clash with Hamas
Fate of Lieutenant Hadar Goldin unclear as Hamas military says it does not know his whereabouts

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Fighting broke out with renewed ferocity in Gaza on Friday as Israeli forces bombarded the town of Rafah in response to the apparent capture of one of its soldiers by Hamas, after an internationally brokered ceasefire collapsed almost immediately.

Peace talks planned in Cairo to take advantage of the truce stalled before they began, as the threat of a new escalation loomed, possibly involving an Israeli ground assault on Rafah in search of Second Lieutenant Hadar Goldin.

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