Lebanese media on Friday aired a clip apparently released by Hezbollah, showing what appeared to be the 2006 kidnapping of IDF reservists Ehud Goldwasser and Eldad Regev that lead to the Second Lebanon War.
The video appears to capture armed operatives crossing into Israel from Lebanon and shooting toward a military vehicle.
The militants then approach the vehicle and open one of its doors. The clip ends at this point and neither Goldwasser nor Regev are seen in the video.The Jerusalem Post
could not confirm the veracity of the video.
The capture of the two IDF soldiers sparked the Second Lebanon War. Hezbollah returned the bodies of Golwasser and Regev
to Israel in 2008 in exchange for for five Lebanese prisoners held by Israel.
The widow of kidnapped soldier Ehud Goldwasser, Karnit, told Channel 2 in an interview on Saturday that the release of a video allegedly showing her husband's abduction by Hezbollah terrorists in 2006 was "a manipulation of the media...all for the purpose of publicity."
She commented: "The film does not show us anything...if anything it simply reaffirms that they kidnapped him."
Among the released captives was Samir Kuntar, who had been Israel's longest-serving prisoner for his role in a 1979 Palestinian terrorist attack.
The exchange was a difficult decision for the government and President Shimon Peres had authorized Kuntar's release with a heavy heart and the stipulation that he would neither forgive nor forget the terrorist's brutal killings, or the fact that he had never expressed remorse. Kuntar had crushed the skull of four-year-old Einat HarTan and shot her father in cold blood.
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