Hamas claims Israel bombed facility holding captive remains of IDF soldier last year

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Hamas claims Israel bombed facility holding captive remains of IDF soldier last year
Gaza terror group says strike occurred during May 2021 war, killing one of its guards; Israeli official calls it a lie meant to drum up interest
By Emanuel Fabian
31 July 2022

The Hamas terror group on Sunday claimed that a facility where the body of an Israeli soldier was being held captive was bombed in an IDF airstrike during last May’s fighting. The alleged revelation, which could not be immediately verified, was almost immediately denied by an anonymous Israeli official, who told reporters that it was a lie meant to drum up interest, amid a renewed push by Hamas to negotiate the release of the remains of two fallen Israeli soldiers — both killed roughly eight years ago in the 2014 Gaza war — and two living Israeli citizens.

In a statement, Abu Obeida, spokesperson for Hamas’s Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades, said the strike last May hit the facility where one of the two soldiers’ bodies was being held, killing one of the officers tasked with guarding the remains and wounding three others. The dead Hamas officer was not named. The terror group said it would release his identity at a later date. The terror group did not identify which of the two soldiers’ remains was being held at the facility.

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