Israel says it gagged reports captive Sotloff was its citizen

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By Dan Williams JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel said on Thursday it had prevented local media from reporting that slain U.S. Islamic State, a militant group which has overrun large areas of Syria and Iraq, released a video this week of Sotloff being beheaded, calling the execution retaliation for U.S. Sotloff, who was Jewish, immigrated in 2005 to Israel. Its government became aware "at an early stage" of his captivity that he was Israeli, Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said.