Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Israel says uncovered Hamas plot to capture soldiers
AFP ^ | 10/26/08 | Staff

Posted on 10/27/2008 6:48:54 AM PDT by forkinsocket

Israeli security forces have apprehended a Hamas operative who planned to capture Israeli soldiers and smuggle them into the Gaza Strip to be used in future prisoner swaps, the army said on Sunday.

An army spokesman said Israeli troops and intelligence agents arrested Gamal Abu Duabah, a 21-year-old Gaza resident, on September 21 after he attempted to infiltrate Israel from Egypt.

"Under questioning he admitted to being part of a Hamas plot to kidnap Israeli soldiers," the spokesman said.

"He also mentioned that he was sent by seniors in the Hamas organisation who trained his squad and funded its operations, seniors with whom he kept in direct and continuous contact."

The Islamist Hamas movement -- which seized power in the Gaza Strip in June 2007 after routing forces loyal to Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas -- is sworn to Israel's destruction and blacklisted as a terror group in the West.

In June 2006 militants from Hamas and two smaller Palestinian groups seized the Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit in a deadly cross-border raid.

(Excerpt) Read more at afp.google.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel
KEYWORDS: hamas; israel; palestinians; prisoners
.
1 posted on 10/27/2008 6:48:54 AM PDT by forkinsocket
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: forkinsocket

Why should Israel be shocked, or even surprised, by this?

They’ve already established kidnapping/murder and prisoner/body swaps as an acceptable form of trade.


2 posted on 10/27/2008 7:30:33 AM PDT by SJSAMPLE
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson