«Brigade Izaddin al-kasama» (armed wing of Hamas) has published the names of five «martyrs» who were direct participants in the operation to kidnap Gilad Shalit in June 2006, according to the Palestinian Agency Safa. According to this publication, Shalit kidnappers are all dead now.
The last one was 29-year-old Abd al-Rahman al-Mubashar from Khan Yunis – the field commander of the «brigades kasama» who died in the collapse of the tunnel this week.
Previously, under different circumstances, four others were killed kidnappers: Sami al-Khamaida, Labad Abdullah, Khalid Abu Bahr Mahmoud Rashid Daud.
A collage of photos of the «five martyrs» and the picture Shalit is widely dispersed on social networks Twitter and Facebook.
How accurate is the information of the death of all the kidnappers of Shalit, is unclear. It is known that the operation involved at least eight militants from the Hamas and «Army of Islam». In addition, the operation was attended by militants of the «popular resistance Committees».
Note that Hamas has made several films about the kidnapping of Shalit, where he was famous not only direct participants in the operation, but also the organizers: Muhammad thanks very much (still alive), Ahmad Jaabari (liquidated on 14 November 2012), Muhammad Abu Shamla (liquidated on August 21, 2014), RA’ad al-Atar (liquidated on August 21, 2014).
In October 2011, Gilad Shalit was freed in exchange for Arab terrorists 1.027.
June 25, 2006. As it was
05:50. A group of 8 heavily armed terrorists infiltrated Israel through a tunnel dug from Gaza under the dividing fence to the side of the open area between the crossing «Sufa and Kerem Shalom.» Then combat squad split. Three terrorists released anti-tank missile at the armored vehicle, which stood near the checkpoint. An armored personnel carrier was blown up and caught fire. In it was nobody.
Another group of terrorists using rocket-propelled grenades, attacked an Israeli tank. The terrorists pulled out from the tank of one of the lightly wounded and took him prisoner.
In the area of Kerem Shalom, broke out a fierce gunfight as the Army of defense of Israel against terrorists. As a result of firefight two militants were destroyed.
The third group of fighters headed towards kibbutz Kerem Shalom. This group later managed to escape through a tunnel. According to the Palestinians, six of the terrorists managed to escape after the attack.
07:00. The Palestinians claimed that they held the kidnapped Israeli soldiers. On the initial claims of Palestinian sources, he died. Subsequently, however, the terrorists have changed the version and stated that it did not intend «services» to provide information on stolen.
In connection with the attack on kibbutz Sufa and the settlement of the Keren-Shalom state of emergency was declared.
Rescue service of the IDF begin evacuation of the injured from the territory of the checkpoint «Sufa».
Meanwhile, skirmishes on the border of Gaza continues. The terrorists are losing.
09:45. Reuters news Agency reports with reference to sources in the Israeli security services that the terrorist attack near a check point «Sufa» killed two Israeli soldiers.
10:00. Israeli soldiers discovered a tunnel, through which militants infiltrated Israeli territory. We are talking about the tunnel length of about 500 meters.
12:00 PM. The IDF confirmed the death of two soldiers, including an officer. In addition, it was officially reported that one soldier was missing and allegedly kidnapped by militants.
13:15. Hamas officially stated that the militants seized an Israeli soldier.
14:00. Defense Minister Amir Peretz said the security service two weeks ago had information about the intentions of terrorists to carry out the attack using anti-tank missiles at a checkpoint «Sufa». He said that while he intends to «wait» with the military response to the terrorist attack.
14:30. The chief of General staff Lieutenant-General Dan Halutz said that the Palestinians kidnapped soldiers, according to IDF information, was alive.
15:00. The IDF released the names of two soldiers killed in a terrorist attack near the Kerem Shalom crossing. This is Lieutenant Hanan Barak, 20, from Arad, and staff Sergeant Pavel Slutsker, 20, from Dimona.
16:30. Published the name of the soldier, captured by Palestinian terrorists: corporal Gilad Shalit (19), from Mitzpeh Hila.
19:00. Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said at the session «the narrow Cabinet» that no negotiations with Hamas government regarding the exchange of IDF corporal Gilad Shalit for Palestinian prisoners will not.
21:00. At the meeting of the narrow Cabinet in tel Aviv, devoted to the response to the incident in the Gaza strip, it was decided not to undertake in the near future any emergency measures, but to focus on the release of IDF corporal Gilad Shalit, caught in the hands of Palestinian terrorists. Ehud Olmert told attendees that a full-scale military operation in the Gaza strip requires time for preparation and will be made later.
Soon followed by a military operation, which led to the release of Shalit. Later attempt his release (also unsuccessful) were made in December 2008, during operation Cast lead.
On 18 October 2011, Hamas has provided Israel Gilad Shalit in exchange for the release of over 1,000 terrorists.