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IDF, Border Guard Forces Capture 6 Fugitives, Weapons-Making Facility

Monday, September 19th, 2016

IDF soldiers and Border Guard police officers carried out a joint operation in Judea and Samaria overnight.

At least one member of the Hamas terrorist organization was arrested by the forces. Five other fugitives living in the Palestinian Authority were also arrested during the night. All are wanted in connection with terrorist activities and rioting.

IDF soldiers also seized equipment and tools that were being used to produce weapons in the city of Shechem.

During the operation, Arab residents threw rocks at the forces. The attackers were captured and taken into custody for questioning.

Hana Levi Julian

IDF Chief Cancels Hannibal Directive to Prevent Capture at All Cost

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot has recently ordered the cancellation of the Hannibal Directive, to be replaced by a new directive which is being worked out, Ha’aretz reported on Tuesday, citing a senior IDF source who claims the chief’s decision had been reached independent of a leaked draft of the State Comptroller which recommends taking out the Hannibal option.

According to Israeli media, the Hannibal Directive was conceived in 1986 by a group of top Israeli officers following the capture of two Israeli soldiers during a Hezbollah ambush in South Lebanon in June 1986. Both soldiers presumably died during the attack, and their bodies were returned to Israel in an exchange with Hezbollah in 1996. The directive authorizes stopping abductors by shooting at them, even if it puts captured Israeli soldiers at risk. There is a dispute as to whether the directive includes authorization to kill captured IDF soldiers when it becomes clear that they cannot be rescued. Some reports have claimed that the policy actually promotes the killing of captured soldiers to prevent the need for prisoner exchanges.

On Tuesday Israeli media reported a leak from a draft recommendation by State Comptroller Retired Judge Joseph Shapiro, which had been handed to seniors in the political, military and judiciary echelons as part of the comptroller’s report on the 2014 Gaza War.

The Hannibal Directive was last executed in connection with the kidnapping of Lt. Hadar Goldin of the Givati special force, during the Rafah battle in August 2014, remembered as Black Friday. Once it was known that Goldin had been kidnapped, a widespread chase ensued, which included infantry units as well as a mass shelling of the area, which resulted in the deaths of many civilians.

Eventually it turned out that Goldin had been killed during the kidnapping attempt, and his body is being kept as a bargaining chip by the Hamas. The Military Attorney General at the time, Gen. Danny Efroni, and the new MAG Gen. Sharon Afek have both considered and decided to forego a criminal investigation of the event, because of international criticism over the large number of collateral civilian casualties.


Three Terrorists Who Murdered Ben-Yosef Livnat Captured

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

The Shabak (Israeli General Security Services) has removed the gag order on the capture of three of the terrorists who were involved in the murder of Ben-Yosef Livnat at Joseph’s Tomb in Shechem in 2011. That attack also wounded five additional Israelis.

Two other terrorists involved in the attack have not yet been captured, according to a report in Arutz-7.

Ben-Yosef Livnat (24) from Elon Moreh, was a father of four, and the nephew of Minister Limor Livnat.

The three terrorists were members of the Palestinian Security Forces. Following their terror attack, they were put into a Palestinian jail to protect them from capture by the IDF.

A few months ago they were released (or “escaped”). The IDF captured them in May.

Jewish Press News Briefs

Syrian Rebels Take 4 UN Peacekeepers Prisoner

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

Syrian Rebels are holding four UN peacekeepers prisoner. The four Filipino peacekeepers were on the Golan Heights to monitor the ceasefire line between Syria and Israel.

The Rebels claim they are holding them, to keep them safe.

Jewish Press News Briefs

Terror Cell Caught Near Migdal Oz

Saturday, February 9th, 2013

Minutes after the Shabbat began, IDF forces captured four Arabs near the entrance to Kibbutz Migdal Oz in Gush Etzion.

The four were all armed with knives, and during the initial interrogation admitted that they were planning to stab a soldier.

Migdal Oz has been the site of repeated terror attacks emanating from nearby Beit Fajr.

TPS / Tazpit News Agency

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