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The IDF force operating in the Gaza strip on Sunday night was "in a mission to maintain Israeli supremacy" said IDF spokesperson Brig. Gen. Ronen Manelis on Monday morning.
IDF soldiers fought "a heroic battle" after they were engaged by Hamas terrorists, the IDF force was extracted by other units, one officer was killed and another injured.
The spokesperson statement makes it clear that the IDF was not engaged in a targeted strike or a kidnapping attempt, Army Radio said.
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