1:08 PM The IDF Spokesman has announced that after an accounting of the entire IDF army this evening, no soldiers are missing and that no soldier was kidnapped.
1. Think of what a logistical nightmare it is to count all of the IDF soldiers.
2. Note how reputable the Palestinian News Sources are like Maan that claimed fanciful stories of of not only the soldier's abduction, but that he called the army to report he was kidnapped.
3. If G-d forbid a soldier was kidnapped, then Israel would have completely lost its deterrence against terrorists. Another 1000 terrorists would be freed for this soldier, including convicted murderer and senior Fatah leader, Marwan Bargoutti.
Thank G-d this particular nightmare is over, though for the families of the other kidnapped IDF soldiers, the night is still long.
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