One Year After the Gilad Shalit Deal, Hamas Officials Call for Further Kidnappings of IDF Soldiers

Only one year after the Gilad Shalit deal, in which more than 1,000 convicted terrorists were released from Israeli prisons in exchange for SFC Gilad Shalit, Hamas officials are calling for further kidnappings of IDF soldiers. This is not the first time since the Shalit deal that Hamas officials have made such threats —only last April, the Shin Bet revealed Hamas’ plot to kidnap IDF soldiers.

Hamas official calls for kidnappings of soldiers

In order to defend themselves from such threats, all IDF soldiers go through Krav Maga training in order to teach them the basics of self-defense.