IDF says there are increased alerts of plans to abduct soldiers

Security forces are warning of increased alerts on terrorist groups' plans to kidnap soldiers, Channel 2 reported Thursday. IDF military police have established a special team that carries out mock abductions, and in the past week alone have arrested 25 soldiers who were caught hitching rides, in violation of military orders. Chief of General Staff Lt.-Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi has said in internal meetings that he would rather explain to the soldiers' parents why their children were in jail than explain why they had fallen captive.