August 1, 2014

Abduction Is Hamas's Most Terrifying Weapon

Eli Lake, The Daily Beast

The Associated Press

The ceasefire that the United States had hoped might end the Gaza war broke open Friday with the abduction of an Israeli officer.

The capture of Hadar Goldin, a second lieutenant in the Israel Defense Force who grew up in the United Kingdom, has restarted a war that has already claimed more than 1,300 lives and leveled city blocks in the densely populated Gaza Strip. It is also for Israel a bitter reminder of its adversary’s favored tactic in recent years: abductions.

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TAGGED: Israel Navy, Gaza, Hamas


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