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Four years since Israel soldiers captured in Gaza

Placed at the Al-Saraya junction in Gaza, a billboard shows Shaul Arun, an Israeli solider, standing with jail bars around him [Mohammed Asad/Apaimages]
Placed at the Al-Saraya junction in Gaza, a billboard shows Oron Shaul, an Israeli solider, standing with jail bars around him [Mohammed Asad/Apaimages]

It has been four years since Israeli occupation soldier Oron Shaul was captured during Israel’s attack on Gaza in 2014.

Shaul is being held as a prisoner of war by the Izz Eddin Al-Qassam Brigades after he was captured during an ambush in Gaza.

Al-Qassam later announced that it had captured four Israeli soldiers but provided no details of who they are or whether they were captured dead or alive.

Since the 51-day war came to an end the a brigade has refused to take part in indirect negotiations with the occupation in an effort to agree to a prisoner swap.

Israel announced that four of its soldiers had gone missing during ground assaults in Gaza during “Operation Protective Edge” in July 2014.

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