Saturday, September 19th | 1 Tishri 5781

October 18, 2012 5:17 pm

Hamas Vows to Kidnap More Israeli Soldiers

avatar by

A crowd of Hamas supporters.

On the one-year anniversary of Gilad Shalit’s release Oct. 18, Hamas’s leadership spoke openly about capturing more Israeli soldiers in order to use them as bargaining chips for the release of Palestinian prisoners.

“It should serve as a road map to free Palestinian prisoners in the future,” Hamas’s leader Ismail Haniyeh said at an event marking the anniversary.

Haniyeh’s comments followed remarks earlier in the day by Abu Obeida, the spokesman for the military wing of the terror group.

“The theory of the solider safe inside his fort has been shattered,” Obeida said. “The enemy soldiers can at any moment be killed, or captured, or made disabled, regardless of the weapons they have, because they are facing the soldiers of God.”

Related coverage

September 18, 2020 2:08 pm

Report: Trump Administration Seeking Direct Israel-Lebanon Talks on Maritime Border

The Trump administration is once again seeking direct talks between Israel and Lebanon on setting their maritime border -- which...

According to Haaretz, Obeida also spoke about the release of a Hamas-produced film called “The Dispersion of Illusion,” which documents the 2006 abduction of Gilad Shalit, including preparations for his kidnapping and release.

Shalit was released on October 18, 2011 after more than five years in captivity in Gaza. He was exchanged for 1,027 Palestinian prisoners, many of whom were convicted terrorists responsible for the deaths of Israeli civilians.

Share this Story: Share On Facebook Share On Twitter

Let your voice be heard!

Join the Algemeiner

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.