As it happened: Israel soldier 'captured'

Key points

  • Israeli troops searching for a soldier they think was seized by Hamas militants in a firefight
  • The violence ended a 72-hour ceasefire - each side accusing the other of breaking the truce
  • The truce crumbled two hours after coming into effect at 05:00 GMT
  • Gaza officials say the death toll for Palestinians is now 1,500
  • Peace talks in Cairo aimed at securing a more permanent ceasefire are now in doubt
  • All times BST (GMT +1)

Live text


  • Joe Boyle 
  • Nasidi Yahaya 
  • Taylor Brown 
  • Julia Macfarlane 
  • Jastinder Khera 
  • Alex Kleiderman 
  • Helen Dafedjaiye 
  • Mohamed Madi 
  • Sally Taft 

Last updated 1 August 2014

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