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        5/6/2012, Iyar 14, 5772

      New IDF Campaign Against Hitchhiking Abductions


      The Israel Defense Forces started a new two-weekcampaign, Sunday evening, to prevent the abduction of soldiers. The slogan for the campaign is "Don't catch a ride. It might catch you." The message is being posted on billboards, in train stations and on IDF bases, in addition to personal appeals to the soldiers and their families.

      Soldiers reported dozens of abduction attempts during the last year. Contributing to the decision to launch the campaign was intelligence information, the hunger strike by security prisoners and Hamas's success in abducting Gilad Shalit.