Terrorist groups continue to target soldiers hijacking to free security prisoners

צילום אילוסטרציה: דובר צה”ל

Over a dozen attempts have been made in 2013, and motivation among
Terrorist in Judea and Gaza remains high: “they are dealing with strategic bargaining”
 

תאריך: 27/11/2013, 13:42    
מחבר: רותם פסו ודנה פטרוב, אתר צה”ל

Which mirrors the Kerem Shalom crossing on another unlocking symbolized 18.10.11 deal to release kidnapped soldier. רס”ל (Res.) Gilad Shalit returned to Israel after more than five years in captivity by Hamas in Gaza, in Exchange for the release of 1,000 security prisoners. The threat of abduction remains,
Since then, concrete. The Operations Directorate and the entire army made systematic efforts to break the chain of abductions and release prisoners, and to thwart kidnapping attempts.

Terrorist groups continue to target soldiers hijacking to free security prisoners

The kidnapping counts.
Since time immemorial the bombing in front of terrorist organizations and individuals, and he continues to be a central destination among hostile elements. The manifesto on the subject of personal security released this year by the Security section in the Operations Division noted that “the kidnapping of a soldier tactical event has strategic effects, used for hijacking a bargaining chip to force the decision-makers in the State of Israel to accede to their demands. Last year uncovered dozens of intentions of kidnapping soldiers in Judea and Samaria, the numbers remain the same. “According to different estimates, you could say that from the beginning of the year there have been several attempts to abduct a soldier, told IDF site head of security at the Defense Department and the bachtibth hinterland, major j.
 
On soldier seduced 21.9.13 Tomer z Cantor reach Qalqilya by staying illegally working in Israel, where he was killed. The kidnapper stated that he intended to sell his body to release his brother, held in Israeli jails. “Recently observed an increase in the number of attempted kidnapping, abduction and murder was shamrkazi soldier Tomer Cantor. This attack brought to kidnap attempts in seduction – attempts to attract
Civilians and soldiers into transactions “must hijack myself told the IDF site senior officer of central command.
 
Following this post רמ”ח and rear, Colonel Chris clemmie, refinement of trends and guidelines regarding personal security.
“The recent events in Arab countries and various terrorist organizations could enhance existing motivation among terrorist groups to carry out terrorist attacks”, so defence and the רמ”ח and added that” special attention for further efforts on the part of terrorist organizations to harm IDF soldiers on kidnapping plot, an effort to release prisoners from jail.

Terrorist groups continue to target soldiers hijacking to free security prisoners

Sergeant Tomer Cantor, who was killed in Qalqilya by a terrorist. Photo: courtesy of the family.

Hourly data report released by security section in last October, intelligence data were also collected from the Israel Police. According to them, the hostile terrorist activity, there are terrorist threats on a steep trajectory, shooting and bombing attacks on Egypt’s border. The threat of kidnapping, it said continues to pose a major threat. “There are terrorist organizations intent on the part of the Gaza Strip and Judea and Samaria to kidnap security forces and civilians,” mentioned in the document. Therefore, sharpened and safety precautions. “Soldiers must be vigilant and alert on the road to the base and back him,” noted רמ”ד and added that” when attempting kidnapping the soldier must respond forcefully and do everything he can to thwart the attempt. The Operations Directorate indicate that the motivation for the kidnapping.
Is still high. “There are motivated to kidnap soldiers, also following the success with Gilad Shalit,” said major.
 
Meanwhile, the danger of kidnapping is also increased when it comes to civilians or soldiers who, unlike law, area A “Beware of very questionable transactions that lead to enter area A, but the situation today is that people come in without any bargain or lure hostile hand-directed commercial or searching for a cheap,” said a senior officer of central command.
 
Such events may result in abduction. “An attack could begin on what looks like the background.
As in the case of criminal homicide and murder the Cantor will be converted, and ended in kidnapping or murder of soldiers and civilians. It already happened once and kill soldier, told a central command and added that “penetrating the settlement or criminal abduction of winners from our perspective to be treated”.

Determined to abduction: Hamas, Fatah and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad

During the documentation, sometimes find it difficult to vote in certain events in the kidnapping of a soldier. “It is impossible to prove that any cases that define soldiers kidnap attempts were. It is possible that it was rape or assault attempts, “explained רמ”ד. Even more difficult cases classification overview on the vehicle or the person suspected of snatching a few or non-existent. “Soldiers sometimes aren’t enough to write down the identification plate or to remember the type of vehicle. It affects the investigation “, said major.
 
However, according to General estimates given the data received by 2013, most of the abductions are carried out in the West Bank and the North.
“These people will not stop,” said רמ”ד. At the same time, according to data of the General Security Service September 2013, the latest in the recent rise in Palestinian terrorist organizations to commit kidnapping of Israeli attacks in the West Bank and Israel, in order to use the hostages as bargaining chips for the release of security prisoners.
 
Since operation “pillar”, landing a devastating Hamas,
A more focused effort to commit kidnapping attempts by terrorist organizations booty According to information from the GSS, Hamas wants to maintain its image as a leading the armed struggle
In Israel, especially internally. In an attempt to locate alternate action scene, within the undertaking to keep the peace in Gaza, is working to rehabilitate the infrastructure of terrorism in Judea and Samaria, including finding new recruits. As a result, Hamas military operatives from the Gaza Strip, which are to focus on terrorism, share information, guidelines, and other terrorist financing with Bayou – particularly interception attacks. Also, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad are trying to focus on kidnapping, attacks and Fatah side that believes that using kidnapping, credit score may serve as a counterweight to what caught Hamas כ”הישגי” in Gilad Shalit and pillar operation.

Terrorist groups continue to target soldiers hijacking to free security prisoners

Among the most prominent of killings among
A seizure of Palestinian Islamic Jihad cell in Israel territory, while in the midst of activity aimed at kidnapping an Israeli soldier or civilian for bargaining. The squad was arrested on new year’s Eve in 2013, a.m., Eyal checkpoint. Used car
It found ropes, helmet, duct tape, utility knife and gun Simulator – which doesn’t leave room for doubt. The cell was active and ochovena by one, imprisoned in Israel, and was assisted by two Arab citizens of Israel.
 
In February 2013 revealed Hamas ‘ military infrastructure Binyamin region, people were placed by the Hamas authorities in Gaza to carry out a kidnapping of Israeli soldier was in the high readiness and their told her friends that were planning to kidnap a soldier and explored the possibility of overwriting it, control it with a knife and insert it into the car.
 
According to
The information from, among the Palestinian terrorist groups is motivated to carry out terrorist attacks. From early 2013 37 ‘ intentions to commit a kidnapping by the GSS, the background of the increase in the number of kidnapping threats. Today, the issue of the prisoners is Palestinian ב”רחוב” consensus, while looking for the sense of accomplishment on the deal to release Gilad Shalit from captivity.

Kidnapping model 2013: along the border line and even through Facebook

Security section in the Operations Division is guiding the activity of the abductions.
Performed by the military police, and he determines the task execution centers, what’s done on the basis of estimates based on intelligence information. “According to our assessment there is an understanding that kidnapping will enter the seam area, and in Tel Aviv, for example, where a far greater escape”, stressed
Major j. Simulates the kidnapping operations, among others, and at the Kiryat Gat interchange – are relatively close to the territories of Judea and Samaria. “today we have general information about a desire to perform,” said רמ”ד abduction.
 
With the rise of the importance of social networking, new terrorist phenomenon common to seduce a soldier to get to a certain place and kidnap him. To deal with this phenomenon written Security command section limitation using soldiers on social networks. “She’s supposed to cause soldiers to be used intelligently.
In social networks, and to try not to expose their soldiers, “explained major and added that” we are aware of the phenomenon of attempts of seduction through Facebook
And this is a big problem. “
 
If a soldier is tempted to go to a certain place for money or sex – almost tied by the IDF in an attempt to prevent it before the event starts to roll.
“You can’t stop something like this unless the soldier shares other people facing the company or
To other military officials. I hope the soldiers the common sense to notice things like that “, described major.

Terrorist groups continue to target soldiers hijacking to free security prisoners

Currently working in the Security section about writing to the master plan, which regulates the dealing with hijack between various security agencies – the military. “You have to define the responsibilities and the program is designed to ensure that in case of an event
Emergency – anyone understands what is required of him, and build himself for the sake of it. So we give the appropriate response and reference to hijack “, רמ”ד.
 
The reserve also gets special consideration, since the reserve soldiers may be unaware of their personal security and accents the clear guidelines on the subject. “Starting from 2014 a subpoena reserves include highlights and guidelines related to the threat of kidnapping, increased driver rides etc,” revealed major and added that “I’m sure amiloaimanikim not connected until the end, and so did that step”. Within the comprehensive preventive actions carried out, the section on editing hundreds of reviews in the area of personal security.
 
IDF commanders rests the responsibility to brief soldiers about
The provisions hitching, carrying weapons and security and mapping to soldiers who live in communities to which public transport is infrequent. It also has
To ensure that women carry Mace, and strive to reduce movement after dark. Alongside the reinforcement camps rates and bus stations near the camps, particularly in open camps especially during the arrival and departure base.
 
In case
Of kidnapping, thus emphasizing the Operations Directorate, the soldier or the soldier to respond forcefully and use all means at their disposal to prevent and disrupt the event. In the case of
Reported kidnap attempt to Israel Police, only חמ”ל or commanders.

Terrorist groups continue to target soldiers hijacking to free security prisoners

The soldier also to remember the most signs of identification of the person or the vehicle suspected of kidnapping, such as type of vehicle and its color, Greece travel, a plate and the number of people in the car. “It is important to give to soldiers for terrorist kidnapping of a soldier is a very strong strategic card, and they’re not afraid to work to achieve it. This threat is a matter of consciousness, and should know not to be complacent and maintain operational stress “, the senior officer in the command center and concluded that” of course, if we got a lead to kidnapping-for it is a concrete threat to close circles and frustrate her.

Translated from Hebrew

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