What is the truth about the photo circulated as showing the capturing of Israeli soldiers?

A photo circulated on social media platforms captioned: “Hamas publishes photos of what it said was the capture of Israeli soldiers from a military site near Gaza.”

The clarification:

The attached photo is old, dating back to a maneuver called (Extreme Angles 3) carried out by the Joint Chamber of Palestinian Resistance Factions on December 28, 2022, in the northern Gaza Strip.

It should be noted that clarifying the truth about this photo does not negate the news of Palestinian factions capturing Israelis. According to BBC News Arabic:

"armed elements from the Al-Qassam Brigades entered Israeli settlements adjacent to the Gaza Strip and abducted a number of Israeli soldiers."

BBC added,

"In the early hours of Saturday morning, Mohammed Al-Dayf, the General Commander of the Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, announced the commencement of a military campaign with Israel, naming it 'Tufan al-Aqsa Battle.' This came in anger over what he described as 'Israeli crimes against the sanctities' in response to the ongoing incursions into West Bank cities and due to the continued blockade on Gaza. The operation began with the firing of more than 5,000 rockets and shells."

The Palestinian Observatory for Verification and Media Education, the Kashif Team, also clarified the truth about the circulated photo, confirming that it is old.