Fatah proud of kidnapping of Israeli soldiers that led to release of thousands of prisoners in 1982
Image and text posted on the Facebook page of the Fatah Movement – Bethlehem Branch
Posted text: “Fatah was here
Precisely at this time [of year], the Fatah Movement kidnapped six Israeli soldiers (sic., eight were kidnapped on Sept. 4, 1982; two were transferred to the PFLP terror organization) and exchanged them for 4,700 Palestinian and Arab prisoners in the largest [prisoner] exchange deal in the history of the Palestinian revolution”
The image shows a front cover of the Israeli paper Yediot Aharonot reporting onthe prisoner exchange deal.
The capture of 8 Israeli soldiers in Lebanon – On Sept. 4, 1982, 8 Israeli soldiers were captured by Fatah terrorists in Bhamadoun, Lebanon. Two of them were handed to the PFLP and 6 were held by Fatah. Fatah released the 6 soldiers on Nov. 23, 1983 as part of an exchange deal in which Israel released 4,700 terrorists that were held in Lebanon and 65 terrorists held in Israel.
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