Gaza militants final seized an Israeli hostage — the soldier Gilad Shalit — from the Israeli facet of the border fence in 2006. Hamas, the Islamic militant group, held Mr. Shalit for 5 years till he was exchanged for 1,000 Palestinian prisoners from Israeli prisons, a lot of them convicted of lethal terrorist assaults towards Israelis.
Israel’s monthlong warfare towards Hezbollah, the Lebanese Shiite militant group, in the summertime of 2006 additionally started with a cross-border raid by Hezbollah and the kidnapping of two Israeli troopers.
On Saturday morning, terrified residents of southern Israeli communities have been hiding of their houses on Saturday morning and reported listening to capturing within the streets and Arabic being spoken outdoors their home windows.
The Israeli authorities instructed all residents of the southern and central areas of the nation to remain subsequent to bomb shelters and instructed these within the space surrounding the Gaza Strip to stay inside protected rooms and shelters.