07/20/2014 10:22 pm ET Updated Jul 20, 2014

Israel's U.N. Ambassador Says No Israeli Soldier Was Kidnapped In Gaza


UNITED NATIONS, July 20 (Reuters) - Israel's U.N. Ambassador Ron Prosor said on Sunday there was no kidnapped Israeli soldier, dismissing a televised announcement in the Gaza Strip from Hamas's armed wing that it had captured an Israeli soldier during the fighting in Shejaia.

"There's no kidnapped Israeli soldier and those rumors are untrue," Prosor told reporters at the United Nations as the Security Council held an emergency meeting on the escalating crisis between Israel and Palestinians. (Reporting by Michelle Nichols; Editing by Michael Urquhart)