(YNetNews) Exactly one year after Gilad Shalit was released from Hamas captivity, the group’s military wing, Izz al-Din al-Qassam, released a 45-minute long film telling the story of the former soldier’s abduction from planning to execution, as well as the prisoner exchange deal that saw him freed.

One of the abductors noted in the film that a raffle was held to determine which of the cell members who had trained for the operation would eventually embark on the mission.

He added that training had been rigorous and that seven names were drawn. Having been selected, the cell members began undergoing special training.

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