IDF had plans to abduct Hamas military head Ahmed Jabari in 2008


The IDF set out to capture Ahmed Jabari alive to use him as a bargaining chip in exchange for captive soldier Gilad Schalit, but Jabari’s car changed direction & escaped the IDF’s ambush.

By Israel Hayom Staff

In 2008, the Israel Defense Forces attempted to kidnap then head of Hamas’ military wing, Ahmed Jabari, to use him as a bargaining chip for captive Israeli soldier Gilad Schalit, the Walla news web site reported on Thursday.