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Newest 'Pallywood' Production: How Shalit Got Kidnapped

A Gaza movie producer has begun shooting a film that purports to be a dramatization of the kidnapping of IDF soldier Gilad Shalit.
By David Lev
First Publish: 2/13/2014, 10:01 PM

Gilad Shalit
Gilad Shalit
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Gaza producer Majad Jundiyeh has begun shooting a film that purports to be a dramatization of the kidnapping of IDF soldier Gilad Shalit. Shalit was kidnapped by Hamas terrorists in 2006 and was held for over five years, freed after Israeli agreed to release 1,000 terrorists from its prisons.

Filming began in January, Gaza sources said. The film is being funded by the Gaza Ministry of Culture, controlled by Hamas.

The film begins with terrorists planning out the kidnapping, and portrays Israeli “torture” of Arab terrorist prisoners as part of efforts to extract information on the whereabouts of Shalit. The kidnappers are portrayed as kind and caring, holding Shalit only as a “card” with which to force Israel to release terrorists.

The film also shows purported IDF actions in Gaza, including Operations Cast Lead and Pillar of Defense, and the failed efforts to get information from Gaza residents about Shalit, with Israel allegedly offering some millions of dollars.

Shalit is seen eating, reading newspapers, watching ball games on TV, and generally being cared for by the terrorists. In contrast, terrorists in Israeli prisons are shown being tortured.