Central Command soldiers to receive anti-kidnapping kits

In response to concrete data and recent abduction threats, soldiers serving in Judea and Samaria will be better prepared with clear instructions

Date: 16/01/2012, 10:26 AM     Author: Jonatan Urich

Soldiers serving in the Central Command, and specifically Judea and Samaria, will receive an anti-kidnapping kit including useful instructions to prevent abduction of soldiers. This, as well as other measures, is taken in response to concrete data and recent threats to kidnap soldiers.

The kit warns the soldiers against illegal hitchhiking, calls them to employ caution while waiting for rides and travelling in private vehicles, and more.

Additionally the IDF (Zahal) military police will increase the number of mock-abductions of soldiers.

“Another abduction is not an option, and we are thus working to prevent it,” said Chief Military Police Officer Brig. Gen. Meir Ohana. “There are a lot of abduction warnings, and after Gilad Shalit was released terror organizations declared an increase in soldier kidnapping attempts.”