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In pictures: Gaza raid aftermath

Israeli soldier wounded in militant attack near Kerem Shalom

An Israeli soldier is thought to have been kidnapped during a Palestinian militant raid on an army post. Here one of four Israelis wounded in the incident is helped to safety.

An Israeli armoured vehicle smoulders after an attack by Palestinian militants near the Gaza Strip.

Militants tunnelled under the border fence and hurled grenades and bombs at a tank and empty armoured vehicle, killing two Israelis, the military said.

A relative of Hamed al-Rantissi shows the picture of the militant, killed during a raid against Israel.

At least two Palestinians were killed during the assault, militant groups said. The attack was claimed by the Hamas party's military wing and the Popular Resistance Committee.

Israeli troops arrive at a base close to the Kerem Shalom crossing between Israel and the Gaza Strip

Hours after the raid a number of Israeli troops, backed by tanks and helicopter gunships, pushed into the area.

Israeli helicopter over Rafah, 25 June.

Local Palestinians were ordered to remain in their homes, and reports said Israeli helicopters fired into empty fields.

Rafah border crossing, 25 June.

The Rafah border crossing between Egypt and Gaza was closed in the wake of the attack, the biggest assault of its kind since Israel withdrew from Gaza last summer.

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