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Terrorist Freed for Shalit Plotted to Kidnap Soldiers

One of the more than 1,000 terrorists freed for Shalit sent a memory card to relatives with details on how to kidnap more soldiers.
By Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
First Publish: 4/18/2012, 7:39 AM

Shalit in 2009 tape released by Hamas
Shalit in 2009 tape released by Hamas
Israel news photo: Flash 90

One of the more than 1,000 terrorists and security prisoners freed for kidnapped soldier Gilad Shalit sent a memory card to relatives with detailed instructions on how to kidnap more soldiers.

The Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) revealed Tuesday that Omar Abu-Sneina, a terrorist from Hevron who was sent to Gaza after the release, stated on the memory card that a live kidnap victim should not be hidden in an isolated area.

Abu-Sneina joins the list of a growing number of terrorists who quickly returned to terror after their release for Shalit.

Secuity officials obtained the memory card, whch contained the following instructions:

"Avoid hiding (the kidnapped) in desolate places, tunnels or forests, unless the aforementioned is a corpse or a severed head. If the aforementioned is a live human, he must be visited at least once a week and provided with food and drink; it is best to hide him in a house, an agricultural farm, a workplace, etc.

"Attempt to acquire resources, weapons and explosives in advance, though this must be done carefully and employing the appropriate methods. Acquiring weapons from the enemy is possible, even if you will need to initially use cold weapons.

"At first, it is crucial to focus on creating a squad according to the instructions, equipping its personnel with any necessary means, and training them in carrying out simple terror activity.

"We must be informed of the terror attack only after it was executed and using encrypted methods only. Speaking openly and conveying details is forbidden, other than during a face-to-face meeting. The announcement of the terror attack will be made only by us and using ‘Supreme Council of the Armed Forces.’”

Abu-Sneina, former Fatah terrorist agent, was in captivity for murder and involvement in other terror activities, and he joined the Hamas terror organization while in jail.  

Hamas continues to call for kidnapping Israeli soldiers and civilians, and issued a call for abductions on its Facebook page this week.