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February 23, 2013 9:37 pm

18 Attempts to Kidnap Israeli Soldiers in Four Months

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Tunnel used to attempt to kidnap soldiers uncovered by IDF forces in the Gaza Strip during Operation Cast Lead. Photo: wiki commons.

Times of Israel – Hamas and other Palestinian groups have made 18 attempts in the past four months to kidnap Israeli soldiers to use as bargaining chips for the release of Palestinian security prisoners, an Israeli general said Saturday.

Avi Mizrahi, outgoing commander of the IDF’s Central Command, said Hamas was behind most of the attempts.

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