Photo: Reuters
Ehud Goldwasser, kidnapped by Hizbullah
Photo: Reuters
Reproduction photo: Hagai Aharon
Eldad Regev, second kidnapped soldier
Reproduction photo: Hagai Aharon

Kidnapper: I was sent to stop rescue force

IDF releases video of interrogation of Hizbullah member involved in kidnapping of two soldiers

The IDF has released film from an interrogation of a Hizbullah member who took part in the kidnapping of two soldiers on the northern border.


"My role was to stop the tank backup that was supposed to arrive to chase after the kidnappers," Hussin Ali Suleiman, 22, commander of the ant-tank unit of Hizbullah told the camera.


Suleiman was captured by IDF forces, and his interrogators released footage of the questioning on Monday.


In the interrogation, Suleiman volunteered information which shed light on a range of topics linked to Hizbullah and Syria and Iran's link to activities in the area. He described his role in the kidnapping, but did not provide new information on the fate of the kidnapped soldiers.


During the interrogation Suleiman said he was not involved in the full kidnapping plot and did not know all of its details, but was aware of the general intentions. His role was to shoot anti-tank missiles on IDF tanks mobilized into the area following the kidnapping.


He said in followed his instructions and fired a Fagot-type anti-tank missile.


A senior IDF source added that in total "a few dozen" Hizbullah members took part in the abduction, from Hizbullah's area 2, and from the Nasser unit operating south of the Litani River.


פרסום ראשון: 08.07.06, 21:59
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