A senior IDF officer announced today, that in the past months, there have been no less than 20 attempts to abduct Israelis by terrorists. Terror organizations are working hard to take Israelis into custody, hoping to use their hostages as negotiating pawns to obtain the release of terrorists imprisoned in Israel. Intelligence community officials add that since the Gilad Shalit prisoner release, terror organizations have stepped-up efforts.
B’chasdei Hashem no less than 20 such attempts were foiled by security agencies since January 1, 2012. The officer is quoted anonymously by Israel Radio, explaining the IDF is compelled to be increasingly vigilant and implement appropriate measures to prevent another abduction of a soldier chas v’sholom.
In recent days, the ISA (Israel Security Agency – Shin Bet) and other agencies have announced the arrest of a number of terrorists working with different cells in Yehuda and Shomron, all trying to kidnap Israelis.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)