Mohammed Abu Draz joined the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades some five years ago and underwent training which included the building and deployment of explosive devices, urban warfare techniques, methods to infiltrate Israel, how to conduct ambushes against the IDF, and how to kidnap soldiers using terror tunnels.
During the summer war he was ordered to cause the deaths of soldiers and attempt a kidnapping in a bird to use the abducted troops as leverage to release Palestinian security detainees.
Abu Draz received the directives from his Hamas commanders to hole up in a specified house near a mosque armed with an explosive device and set an ambush for Israeli soldiers.
Other operatives were instructed to wait by a tunnel dug near a kindergarten to either kill or kidnap soldiers. The militants were prevented from firing towards the soldiers only due to the heavy artillery cover from the IDF.
Abu Draz and some of the other terrorists were arrested by the IDF within the house they had been using for the ambush.