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        7/11/2011, Tammuz 9, 5771

      Officials: IDF Working to Prevent Soldier Kidnappings

      Top IDF officials were quoted Monday as saying that the Israeli security establishment had not changed its stance on relations with the PA, despite the recent agreement between Hamas and Fatah. The officials said that even with the agreement, Fatah-affiliated PA police were still arresting Hamas terrorists in PA-controlled areas of Judea and Samaria.

      The officials added that the main danger to IDF soldiers was the possibility of kidnapping by terrorists, and that the army was putting much effort into preventing kidnappings.