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Hamas says foiled Shalit rescue attempt

Internal security chief in Gaza says Palestinian cell helping Shin Bet to find kidnapped soldier arrested

Ali Waked Published: 12.30.09, 20:59 / Israel News

Hamas said Wednesday that it had thwarted an Israeli attempt to release kidnapped soldier Gilad Shalit through non-diplomatic means. Hamas security claims the Shin Bet attempted to get to Shalit using Palestinian collaborators.

The commander of the Hamas government's internal security office, which functions as the counterpart of Israel's Shin Bet, announced that his men had detained a cell of former Palestinian security officers on suspicion that they had been involved in an attempt to gather information on the whereabouts of the soldier.

Abu-Abdullah told the Palestine Times website that the cell had been in touch with Israel. "We arrested members of a cell made up of a number of collaborators, who


Added: Dec-30-2009 
By: aydeo
Middle East
Tags: Hamas, Foiled, Shalit, Rescue Attempt
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