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Hamas threatens to kidnap more Israeli soldiers

Posted in Miscellaneous by beyondtheborder on March 29, 2009

The Islamic Hamas movement has threatened to kidnap more Israeli soldiers if Tel Aviv does not respond to its call to free Palestinian prisoners.

The Al-Qassam Brigade, armed wing of the Hamas movement, made the announcement on Saturday.

For full article, visit http://www.hindustantimes.com/StoryPage/StoryPage.aspx?sectionName=NLetter&id=fada03e7-14b6-4094-93d5-0c9b4db4f6d1&Headline=Hamas+threatens+to+kidnap+more+Israeli+soldiers

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Amos Harel: Cast Lead expose / What did the IDF think would happen in Gaza?

Posted in Operation Cast Lead, Opinion Pieces by beyondtheborder on March 28, 2009

A large part of the operation was conducted by remote control. “The Palestinians are completely transparent to us,” says A., a reservist whose brigade was posted in the Gaza Strip. “The Shin Bet has people everywhere. We observe the whole area from the air and usually the Shin Bet coordinator can also tell you who lives in what house.” The Shin Bet defines the enemy and, for the most part, someone who belongs to Hamas’ civilian welfare organizations (the da’awa) is treated the same way as a member of its military wing, the Iz al-Din al-Qassam.

For full article, visit http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1074218.html