In an overnight raid into the Gaza Strip the IDF have abducted two brothers. The Israelis claim that the brothers are members of Hamas. Hamas denies this and states that the two brithers are merely the sons of a Hamas member.
The two captured men were brothers Osama and Mustafa Abu Muamar, sons of Hamas activist Ali Muamar.
The raid started at 0330 in the village of Umm al-Nasser, near the Rafah refugee camp and only one kilometre from the Israeli border, Palestinian sources say. An eyewitness, Ali Muamar told Reuters news agency he awoke to see Israeli troops scaling down his wall.
“They blindfolded and handcuffed me and started beating me up with the butts of their rifles and kicking me,” said Mr Muamar, who was treated in hospital for wounds.
Mr Muamar said the soldiers seized his computer and left after about an hour.
Palestinian Commandos in a daring raid on Israelis positions on Sunday, killed two Israeli soldiers and wounded five others. THey also captured an Israeli soldier, Cpl Gilad Shalit. Shalit is now being held as a POW.
Three Palestinian Commandoes died in this action against the Israelis. The action was in response to the mass murder of Palestinian children by Israeli Forces. The Palestinian Commandoes showed they were true soldiers by attacking military targets.
Meanwhile, families of some 9,000 Palestinians held in Israeli jails demonstrated to demand that the militants holding Cpl Shalit trade him for the release of their relatives.
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has threatened to murder the Palestinian President, Prime mInister and the PA Cabinet unless Shalit is released.
I wonder if there will be any sanctions against Olmert for these remarks and threats? Dont hold your breath.
The hypocrisy of the Israelis is breath-taking. They kidnap two non-combatants, they hold thousands of Palestinian Soldiers in prisons, yet when one of their soldiers is captured, they threaten mass murder.
Shalit is a POW and should be treated as such.