Reports from Lebanon claim that the IDF reservists kidnapped last year were alive at the time and abducted by Hizbullah terrorists using weapons abandoned by the IDF during the hasty 2000 withdrawal.
According to Maariv, an investigation has found that the terrorists who captured IDF reservists Eldad Regev and Ehud Goldwasser were using equipment that was left behind when the IDF retreated from Lebanon in 2000.
The retreat was conducted hastily during the night at the orders of then-Prime Minister Ehud Barak. "The Barak government's irresponsible withdrawal from Lebanon brought Hizbullah to the fence, paved the way for Nasrallah and caused the problems in Lebanon in 2006," former Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said at a Tuesday ceremony marking a year since the Second Lebanon War.
Nasrallah Confidant: Soldiers Were Captured Alive
Thursday night, Israel’s Channel 1 TV featured a Lebanese reporter who was said to have close ties with Hizbullah chief Hassan Nasrallah. He said that Regev and Goldwasser were taken from their IDF vehicle alive when they were attacked a year ago. He also said that Hizbullah had videotaped the entire episode, but had hidden the video.