By Geraint Vincent, Middle East Correspondent
There is still sketchy information and a very confusing situation here over the alleged capture of Israeli solider Hadar Goldin.
The IDF was fairly clear this morning, it said the young officer had been abducted, detailing how Hamas fighters emerged from a tunnel that the Israeli army was trying to destory in Gaza, and that a suicide bomber had been deployed in the attack and two Israeli soldiers had been killed.
Since that time though, there has been no confirmation from Hamas, that they are indeed holding this Israeli soldier.
If Hamas have taken this soldier then it maybe to improve their negoitating position in ceasefire talks which are supposed to be taking place in the next few days.
The danger in that strategy is that Israel does not want to talk, does not want this issue to be on the table.
Its operation today is focused on finding that missing soldier, and that is why the violence has increased to such a level in southern Gaza.
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.