An Israeli soldier was apparently captured by Palestinian militants during a clash in the southern Gaza Strip today, an Israeli military spokesman says.
"[Israeli] forces operating to decommission an [infiltration] tunnel were attacked," the spokesman, Lieutenant-Colonel Peter Lerner said in a conference call with journalists.
"Initial indications are that a soldier has been abducted by terrorists during the operation."
There have been two days of quiet in Gaza. No rockets or missiles, no more destroyed houses, no more ambulance sirens screaming.
A three-year-old girl has been rescued from Gaza and brought to London for life-saving heart surgery.
A small team of NHS doctors and surgeons is travel to Gaza to set up facilities and establish how best to use specialists and equipment.