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  אב 18, 5771 , 18/08/11

Report: Eilat Terrorists Wanted to Kidnap Soldier

Terrorists who attacked travelers near Eilat on Thursday were hoping to kidnap an IDF soldier, Channel 1 news has reported. The pan-Arab station Al-Jazeera reported earlier that a soldier was kidnapped, but the report was found to be false.

Terrorists have made multiple attempts to nab soldiers in recent years, apparently in hope that they could exchange their captive for terrorists imprisoned in Israel.

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