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Israel Says Citizen Being Held by Hamas in Gaza Strip

An Israeli civilian is being held against his will by the Islamist group Hamas in the Gaza Strip, Israel said on Thursday. Hamas, the Palestinian enclave's dominant faction, declined to comment. Israel suspects militants in Gaza would use its citizens to bargain for the release of Palestinians held in Israeli jails. Israel's Defense Ministry said there was "credible intelligence" that Avraham Mangisto, 26, a resident of Ashkelon, the nearest Israeli city to the Gaza...

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