Group shows gunmen flanking kidnapped soldier in latest propaganda clip threatening his death
A new video was posted on YouTube by Hamas on Monday, showing kidnapped soldier Gilad Shalit flanked by two gunmen on either side. The clip ends with the sound of gunfire.
In the video one of the men holds a rifle while the other removes various items from a case. Between them is the image of Gilad Shalit, as he appeared in a previous video made public one year ago.
After a few moments the screen goes dark, and a phrase appears on the screen: "Will the mission be completed?" it says. Then gunshots are sounded.
The film was not the first to be released by the terror organization responsible for kidnapping the soldier. The previous propaganda clip was posted on a website belonging to Hamas's military wing in June.
It showed an Israeli tank on the border with Gaza, and a drone flying through the air above. Then the tank, in which Shalit is located, blows up. "The illusion is shattered," says the screen.
The website's homepage displays a timeline ranging from June 25, 2006 – when Shalit was kidnapped – until today. Next to 2010 it says, "Four years and Gilad is still ours".
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