As civilians, soldiers increasingly enter Palestinian territories, IDF reminds of kidnapping threat -
A relatively quiet period in the Palestinian territories has drawn Israeli civilians and military personnel to do their shopping there again – prompting concerns about potential kidnappings, Yedioth Ahronoth reported Monday.
According to sources in the IDF's Central Command, the number of Israelis entering the West Bank over the past few months has increased dramatically. Over the past six months alone, 31 civilians and 18 career officers entered the Palestinian Authority.
The IDF stressed that despite the impression of safety generated by the release of Gilad Shalit, a soldier who spent five years in Hamas captivity before being freed in
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