(Communicated by IDF Spokesperson)

During a joint IDF and ISA activity in the eastern Rafah area in the southern Gaza Strip on June 9, 2007, an operative of the Hamas and Public Resistance Committees terror organizations was arrested and taken for questioning by security forces.

Muhammad Salameh Abed Zufi, a 30-year-old resident of Rafah, admitted in his investigation of his involvement in numerous attacks, including the abduction of the IDF soldier Gilad Shalit in June 2006.

Muhammad Zufi assisted the gunmen who were involved in the abduction of the soldier Gilad Shalit in the Kerem Shalom outpost on June 25, 2006, in which an IDF officer and an IDF soldier were killed and another was injured. In addition, he also assisted in documenting the abduction.

Zufi was also involved in the infiltration of gunmen into the "Africa" outpost in the attack on January 2002, in which an IDF officer and three soldiers were killed and two other soldiers were injured.

Furthurmore, Zufi was involved in numerous rocket-launchings into Israel and bombing attacks against IDF forces, in which soldiers were injured.