Paper reveals new details of capture

Lebanese daily recounts incident, claims one of the soldiers was killed during the Hizbullah attack.

destroyed hummer 224 88 (photo credit: Channel 1)
destroyed hummer 224 88
(photo credit: Channel 1)
A day before the expected prisoner swap between Israel and Hizbullah, the Lebanese daily Al-Akhbar revealed new details regarding the 2006 attack during which IDF reservists Eldad Regev and Ehud Goldwasser were kidnapped. According to the Tuesday report, the Hizbullah force consisted of several groups, including a unit that fired rockets at Regev and Goldwasser's armored vehicle and another that provided small arms cover. The paper also quoted "reliable sources" as saying that one of the soldiers was definitely killed during the operation. They could not say what the condition of the second soldier was. The Jerusalem Post could not confirm the report. According to sources quoted by the paper, the Hizbullah attack force infiltrated Israel and transferred the captured soldiers to a nearby hiding place in a non-military vehicle. They were then moved to another vehicle, at which point, the paper claimed, it became clear that one of the soldiers had been killed. According to the report, Hizbullah men doused the damaged IDF armored vehicle in benzene and set it alight so as to hinder the army investigation of the incident. The paper also claimed that the group filmed the attack in its entirety and was considering whether or not to release the tape.