Israel on Sunday declared dead a soldier feared abducted by Hamas in the Gaza Strip during a mid-ceasefire suicide attack in Rafah Friday. It was determined that 2nd Lt. Hadar Goldin, 23, was killed in action during an operation in the southern Gaza Strip, an army statement said.
"A special committee led by the Israel Defence Forces Chief Rabbi announced the death of the IDF infantry officer of the Givati Brigade, Lieutenant Hadar Goldin, who was killed in battle in the Gaza Strip on Friday, August 1, 2014," the army statement said.