Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas, tweeted on Saturday that it will soon release a documentary showing the capture of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit in 2006.
The tweet contained a link to a 24-second trailer for the film, which appears to show preparations for the abduction as well as the cross-border raid that led to Shalit’s capture. The relative high quality of the film, however, indicates that it may be a dramatization rather than footage of the actual event.
Shalit was captured when terrorists from the Gaza Strip infiltrated into Israel through an underground tunnel near the Kerem Shalom border crossing. The infiltrators attacked an IDF post from the rear, killing two Israeli soldiers, wounding three others and snatching Shalit.
Shalit was held by Hamas for over five years, until a prisoner exchange deal was reached in late-2011.
On Friday, a year after Shalit was freed, Hamas Minister Attala Abu al-Sabah called on the group’s military wing to kidnap more Israeli soldiers so they can be used as bargaining chips, in order to free Palestinian prisoners from Israel.
The head of the terror group’s released prisoners’ committee, Tawfiq Abu Naim, meanwhile, said that prisoners are placing their confidence in the ability of West Bank-based groups to kidnap more soldiers.