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Israel bombards Gaza as it searches for missing officer feared seized by Hamas

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    A Palestinian supporter of Hamas holds the Quran as others shout slogans against the Israeli military action in Gaza, during a demonstration in the West Bank town of Tulkarem town on Friday, Aug. 1, 2014. A Palestinian man was shot and killed during clashes with Israeli troops, following the demonstration in Tulkarem, Palestinian security sources said. (AP Photo/Mohammed Ballas) (The Associated Press)

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    Hamas supporters shout slogans against the Israeli military action in Gaza, during a demonstration in the West Bank town of Tulkarem town on Friday, Aug. 1, 2014. A Palestinian man was shot and killed during clashes with Israeli troops, following the demonstration in Tulkarem, Palestinian security sources said. (AP Photo/Mohammed Ballas) (The Associated Press)

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    A supporter of Hamas holds a representation of a rocket as others shout slogans against the Israeli attack on the Gaza Strip, during a protest in the West Bank town of Tulkarem town on Friday, Aug. 1, 2014. A Palestinian man was shot and killed during clashes with Israeli troops near Tulkarem, Palestinian security sources said. (AP Photo/Mohammed Ballas) (The Associated Press)

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    Palestinians run for cover from Israeli soldiers, following a protest against the war in the Gaza Strip, during clashes near the West Bank town of Tulkarem on Friday, Aug. 1, 2014. A Palestinian man was shot and later died during clashes with Israeli troops near Tulkarem, Palestinian security sources said. (AP Photo/Mohammed Ballas) (The Associated Press)

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    Palestinian protesters carry Tamer Sammour, 22, during clashes with Israeli troops near the West Bank town of Tulkarem on Friday, Aug. 1, 2014. Sammour was shot and later died during clashes with Israeli troops, following a protest against the war in the Gaza Strip, Palestinian security sources said. (AP Photo/Mohammed Ballas) (The Associated Press)

Israel is striking dozens of sites in Gaza as it continues a massive search for an officer it fears was captured by Hamas militants.

Palestinians officials say at least 35 Palestinians have been killed in the early morning bombardment in and around the city of Rafah on Saturday. The area's main hospital was evacuated because of the strikes.

The Israeli military believes 2nd Lt. Hadar Goldin was grabbed in a Hamas ambush about an hour after an internationally brokered cease-fire took effect Friday. Hamas' military wing says it is not aware of any such capture.

The three-day cease-fire was intended to pave the way for a more sustainable truce. More than 1,650 Palestinians and 60 Israelis have been killed since the fighting began July 8.