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October 18, 2012 5:17 pm

Hamas Vows to Kidnap More Israeli Soldiers

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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.”

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.

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  • Les

    Immediately kill all arab terrorists that are captured. Then the terrorists will have no one to negotiate a release for, and no reason to kidnap soldiers.

  • Lawrence Kulak

    Israel should have freed the terrorists immediately and not permitted Shalit to be held captive that long. He suffered a plight arguabley worse than death and who knows how his life is being affected at this point and will be in the future. However, once freed, the ones with Jewish blood onn thteir hands should have been picked off one by one. It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that this would have forced Hamas to re-examine its tactics in kidnapping a Jew. It would have become oa flawed tactic. Now as they say, they are looking forward to trying it again.

    • Robert Sklar

      The release of Shalit has set up the kidnapping of many more. The rule is simple, though not very heartwarming: NEVER NEGOTIATE WITH KIDNAPPERS!!!!! Shalit’s release has endangered every Israeli soldier, every Israeli, and every Jew.

    • stanley gornish

      Your comment is so obvious that it would be surprising if Israel is not picking off the murderers one by one. I can’t think of any reason why they wouldn’t. And perhaps if they are doing it they want to keep it quiet.