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Israeli begins redeploying along Gaza border amid signs it is scaling back operations

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    The sun rises over Gaza City, Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014. The Israeli military said Sunday that an Israeli soldier it previously believed had been captured by Hamas fighters in a Gaza ambush had in fact been killed in battle that day. The soldier's purported capture Friday had helped shatter an internationally brokered cease-fire, drawn global condemnation and triggered a military assault on the area of his disappearance in southern Gaza that left dozens of Palestinians dead and scores of homes destroyed. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra) (The Associated Press)

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    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks to the media during a press conference at the defense ministry in Tel Aviv, Israel, Saturday Aug. 2, 2014. Netanyahu warned Hamas on Saturday that it will "pay an intolerable price" if it continues to fire rockets at Israel, but also hinted that Israel would reassess its Gaza operation once troops have demolished Hamas military tunnels under the Gaza-Israel border. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty) (The Associated Press)

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    This undated photo shows Israeli Army 2nd. Lt. Hadar Goldin, 23, from Kfar Saba, central Israel. Israel's military announced early Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014, that Goldin, of the Givati infantry brigade, had been killed in battle on Friday. Goldin was previously believed captured by Hamas gunmen in Gaza violence that shattered a temporary ceasefire. (AP Photo/YNet News) (The Associated Press)

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    A Palestinian supporter, right, shouts at an Israeli supporter, left, during a rally near the White House in Washington, Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014. A small group of Israeli supporters were surrounded by a larger group of Palestinian supporters who were protesting against the violence in Gaza. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) (The Associated Press)

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    A girl covers her ears as her mother argues with pro-Israel supporters during a rally near the White House in Washington, Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, in support of ending the violence in Gaza. A small group of Israeli supporters were surrounded by a larger group of Palestinian supporters who were protesting against the violence in Gaza. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) (The Associated Press)

Israel's military has begun redeploying along its border with Gaza after the government signaled it would reassess its operations.

A number of tanks and other vehicles were seen leaving Gaza on Sunday. In a televised address late Saturday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu suggested troops would reassess the operation after completing the demolition of Hamas military tunnels under the border. Security officials said the tunnel mission was winding down.

At the same time, Netanyahu warned Hamas would pay an "intolerable price" if it continued to fire rockets at Israel and that all options remain on the table.

Israel carried out airstrikes in southern Gaza Sunday even as it signaled it may be scaling back its 27-day-old ground operation in Gaza. Gaza health officials said nine Palestinians were killed in the strike.