Skip to comments.IDF Soldier Possibly Kidnapped in Battle During Ceasefire
Posted on 08/01/2014 4:16:54 AM PDT by Dave346
The IDF believes there is a high likelihood that a soldier was kidnapped this morning in Rafah (Rafiach) at 9:30am.
Hamas terrorists attacked IDF troops this morning during the cease fire, a battle ensued, at it is believed they managed to kidnap a soldier.
They have made numerous attempts, since the war began, to abduct soldiers, and this may have been their goal all along.
The soldiers family has been notified.
You would think the writer would feel stupid saying “battle during ceasefire.”
Another Kerry-approved, UN-approved, attack on Israel
during an alleged Kerry-approved “cease fire”.
“Cease-fire” has become a very malleable term, apparently.
Hamas has adopted the rallying cry of Leonidas and the 300, it would seem, when asked to “Lay down your arms” by the Persians. Leonidas’ response was “Molon labe! (Come and take them!)”
It is only a cease-fire when both sides participate.
Time to go to the big hospital with the Hamas nerve center in its basement and blast away.
One thing is for sure people:
This may have been the 9th or 10th or 11th or 12th ceasefire (it’s in that range but we’ve all lost count now) but it will be the LAST CEASEFIRE in a long time now.
Regardless of whether they get that soldier back quickly now.
Netanyahu is being dragged into this war kicking and screaming whether he likes it or not.
And their’s zilch that Hussein and the UN can do about it either.
If true, this should please the Hamas-loving left.
Half hour since the last Hamas rocket.
It ought to be clear to Israel by now that Obama will do nothing about ANY situation except talk. And then go to a fundraiser, followed by golf.
“Netanyahu is being dragged into this war kicking and screaming whether he likes it or not.”
Not following you?
Does anyone have a link to how many Israeli citizens have been wounded or killed since Hamas started their rocket fire that led to the military intervention...US News sources only have Palestinian numbers...I can’t locate a source...geez...talking about one sided news coverage....
Interesting site self-ping
Another Kerry accomplishment. Now Israel can exchange a thousand Hamas terrorist prisoners for one Israeli soldier; and the cycle continues.
I’ve been following live blog on Times of Israel.
IDF death toll prior to the ceasefire stood at 61 (plus 3 Israeli civilians). Not sure if it’s gone up now or the number of IDF wounded.
Meanwhile, the toll of potential Israeli citizen deaths from Hamas rockets continues to rise. The toll recently passed the 100,000 mark and now stands at 104,120.
Had the thousands of Hamas rockets struck the densely populated Israeli targets the death toll would have been 104,120. The Iron dome and poor aim prevented the genocidal scale death toll.
Okay - so 3 civilian deaths - I take it that the Iron Dome has prevented what could have been a high number, plus the erratic nature of launching unguided rockets by Hamas...
I did see that IDF has sustained 61 killed - plus they announced one of the IDF soldiers being kidnapped today...God be with him - and protect that soldier!
The IDF has practically been standing still for the most part for more than a week now. The war could’ve been won by now but the politicians are holding them back.
IDF has warned several times that it’s “dangerous” for an army to stand still rather than advancing.
During Monday which was supposed to be a ceasefire day, 9 of 10 IDF dead were killed on Israeli soil.
And now this today.
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Everyone please tweet this on twitter as the blame it all on Israel groups are out there in full force
The soldier kidnapped this morning in Rafah is Hadar Goldin, an officer in the Givati Brigade, the IDF says.
The attack, which included a suicide bombing and involved enemy gunmen emerging from a tunnel shaft, came at 9:30 in the morning, during the early hours of what was to have been a 72-hour truce, and may signal a significant escalation in the 25-day-old war with Gaza.
A suicide bomber and other gunmen engaged the IDF forces as they sought to decommission a tunnel. Shortly after the combined attack, it became clear to Israeli forces in the area that a soldier was missing.
A senior Israeli official slammed Hamas for again violating a humanitarian truce.
Its clear that Hamas has violated yet again another humanitarian ceasefire, the official told The Times of Israel. They broke commitments given to the United Nations secretary-general and to the United States secretary of state. This is obviously a flagrant violation of the ceasefire arrangement, which specifically allowed Israeli troops to remain in place and allowed us to continue to work on tunnels.
Sorry to hear this.
Two IDF soldiers killed in Rafah attack
The IDF announces that two soldiers were killed in the kidnapping of 2nd-Lt. Hadar Goldin in Rafah this morning.
The identities of the soldiers have not yet been announced, but their families have been notified.
Their deaths raise the IDFs toll to 63 since the start of Operation Protective Edge.
My understanding is that at least two of those civilians killed were bringing food to IDF soldiers at the front lines. A dangerous venture.
As long as there are Muzzies in Gaza they are going to be committed to the destruction of Israel.
It’s time to use the old school rules of war in order to win this one.
Hamas doesn't believe in cease fires - all they see are operational pauses to rearm, resupply, and gather more intel. Then it is back at it the moment they think they have a tactical advantage. In short, Hamas cannot be trusted at all, zero, zip, nada. Hmm, kind of reminds me of someone we have closer to home here...
I wonder if Obama and Kerry watched the kidnapping going down in the situation room.
Hamas tweet claims they have killed 131 IDF forces:
“Since the ground war, Al-Qassam Brigades killed 131 Israeli soldiers & officers in direct clashes (didn’t include killings in bombardments)
5:18 AM - 1 Aug 2014”
It is a valid statement. Hamas initiated a battle during a ceasefire. What was the IDF to do, sit on their thumbs?
Sheesh! What is it with all the grammar police lately? Doesn’t anyone have anything meaningful to comment about?
Imagine the outrage if someone in the media compared the Palestinians to the KKK. A group dedicated to taking back “their” land from a minority group and they hide behind masks and commit terroristic attacks to intimidate others because they don’t have the power to attack directly.
Well - unlike the divided US - at least Israel stands united for the most part...sacrifice is a term few understand here in the US...God be with them!
Somehow, I think, the US News would re-write the story that would place the KKK as the victim and stereotyped anyone who disagreed with them...if not out right destroy their public reputation...the news in the US is as much to blame for this chaos as are the leadership - or lack of leadership of the US....sad times we are in...
Will the White House condemn them?
Will the Jew hater in charge stifle his gut long enough to express a decent appropriate emotion? The cruel part of me wants to see the look on the face of his Jewish supporters when they realize they supported someone dedicated to their genocide.
Israel gave Hamas a 1 hour deadline (until 10am EDT) to return the captured soldier.
The deadline has passed.
Israel’s Security Cabinet was to meet 10:30am EDT to consider a response but the meeting has now been delayed to 11:30am.
Watching that photo-op with kerry and the head UN guy made me want to vomit.
IF you want to hear a FIRST HAND REPORT on what is happening in Israel , listen
isreal is going to go roman on hamas......they will tear that city where he was taken apart.
I just read on the Jerusalem Post how the UN actually blamed Palestinians for the end of this “Cease fire” must have been the first time ever that the UN actually grew a pair..meanwhile, prayers go out to this soldier..Israel has to go in and save in because otherwise he is as good as dead, Hamas will kill him if they haven’t done so already
CNN is beside themselves trying not to blame Hamas...Wolf Blitzer asked an Israeli spokesman if Hamas might have been confused and didn’t mean to break the ceasefire.
LOL LOL..OH GOD, poor Wolf, must suck getting a negative 5000 on Jeopardy..Hamas just got confused, Obama didn’t mean to say “If you like your plan you can keep your plan” it just goes on and on, the excuses the left makes for their butt buddy terrorists
Now Wolf is trying to hang the Islamic Jihad with the kidnapping.
I think Wolf donates to Hamas..otherwise why is he kissing so much Hamas ass
OBAMA SAYS WHEN SECRETARY KERRY ATTEMPTS TO REACH CEASEFIRE IN GAZA, “WE SHOULD BE SUPPORTING HIM,” NOT COMPLAINING
Pretty sure that this is the palestinians LAST chance to honor the ceasefire.
This will be the 6th one they’ve broken. Israel’s hand should be, if Hamas doesn’t uphold this ceasefire they are going to level Gaza, capture all “palestinians” exiling them all to different parts of the “Arab” world. This should be it, gloves come off after they break it. Just finish this problem once and for all. If the world doesn’t like it, TOO FKING BAD.