Israel Knows Where Terrorists Are Holding Kidnapped Soldier
Hamas kidnapped Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit on June 25, 2006.
To give you some idea how far the Hamas terrorists tunneled to kill and kidnap the Jewish soldiers, this photo was taken from that same Israeli outpost that was attacked by Hamas. The Gaza town where the tunnel originated is in the background:
Hamas dug a 3 kilometer long tunnel under the separation fence between Gaza and Israel and behind the army post where Gilad Shalit and his fellow soldiers were stationed that morning. During the morning attack, two IDF soldiers were killed and three others wounded, aside from Shalit, who himself suffered a broken left hand and a light shoulder wound after his tank was hit with an RPG. Israeli forces believe that Gilad and his captors walked back over this field and disappeared inside this Gaza town. Gilad Shalit has not been seen since that morning. (Photo taken from near Sderot in early August 2007)
Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Gabi Ashkenazi said on Monday that he knows where kidnapped Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit is being held captive.
“We are making every effort at all levels to return Gilad Shalit. We know where he is alive and we know where he is being held,” said Ashkenazi quoted by Israeli daily Haaretz.
Ashkenazi made the remarks while speaking to a group of armoured corps recruits in Tel Hashomer, in the centre of Israel.
Shalit (photo), a dual Israeli/French citizen, was captured in a cross border raid on the Kerem Shalom crossing near Gaza by Palestinian militants in June 2006.
The 2006 Lebanon War erupted between Israel and militants from the Lebanese Shia organisation Hezbollah shortly after Shalit’s abduction.
He has been held hostage by the Islamist movement Hamas ever since.