The Popular Resistance Committees, one of three Palestinian groups holding the Israeli corporal Gilad Shalit captive since June 25, said that it will attempt to abduct more soldiers in order to secure the release of the bodies of Palestinians Israel is holding. Spokesperson of the Brigades, Awni Zannoun, said on Friday that the Popular Resistance Committees (PRC) “warns the Zionist enemy it will use all means of capturing soldiers and settlers alive and will keep the remains of their dead until (Israel) releases the bodies of our holy martyrs", Israeli online daily, Haaretz reported.
Zannoun stated that the PRC have information that Israel is holding the bodies of 144 Palestinians killed by the army in decades of the conflict and are buried in four cemeteries in Israel, and the occupied West Bank”, Haaretz added.
Meanwhile, Israeli Prime Minister, Ehud Olmert, said that he would free Palestinian detainees from Israeli prisons if Shalit was released.
The groups holding Shalit captive said that they will not free Shalit before detainees are freed as part of prisoner swap deal that could be conducted in several stages.
Also, Haaretz reported that the Islamic Jihad, threatened on Friday to resume the suicide bombings in Israel in retaliation to the continuous Israeli military offensives in the occupied territories.
The Al Quds Brigades, the armed wing of the Islamic Jihad said that it will retaliate at the right time and place.