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Senior Hamas official says group abducted Israeli teens

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JEDIYoda

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None the less this is a very interesting development.....

If Hamas did kidnap these teens as they now claim to have done.....why did they deny any involvement when the kidnappings were first broadcast?



http://news.yahoo.com/senior-hamas-official-says-group-abducted-israeli-teens-104952838.html

RAMALLAH West Bank (Reuters) - A top Hamas official said members of his militant group kidnapped three Israeli teenagers whose deaths in June provoked a spiral of violence that led to the war in Gaza, the first acknowledgement of the movement's involvement.

Hamas, which controls Gaza, has up to now refused to confirm or deny Israeli accusations that it masterminded the abduction and killing of the three young men, one of them a joint U.S.-Israeli citizen, in Hebron.

"There was much speculation about this operation, some said it was a conspiracy," Saleh al-Arouri told delegates at the International Union of Islamic Scholars in Istanbul on Wednesday, according to a recording of the meeting posted online by organizers.

"The popular will was exercised throughout our occupied land, and culminated in the heroic operation by the Qassam Brigades in imprisoning the three settlers in Hebron," he said, referring to Hamas's armed wing.

"This was an operation from your brothers in Qassam undertaken to aid their brothers on hunger strike in (Israeli) prisons," he added.

Jewish seminary students Eyal Yifrach, 19, and Gilad Shaer and Naftali Fraenkel, both 16, were abducted while hitchhiking in the Israeli occupied West Bank on June 12 and killed.

Israel promptly accused Hamas, which is based in Gaza but has a presence in the West Bank, of masterminding the attack and began a crackdown on the group in which over a thousand Palestinians were arrested.

Tensions already ran deep in the West Bank after weeks of a mass hunger strike by Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails.

Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal, who is in exile in Qatar, denied knowledge of the abduction but praised its perpetrators.

Nearly three weeks after the kidnappings, 16-year-old Mohammed Abu Khudair, a Palestinian living in East Jerusalem, was abducted, beaten and burned to death by, prosecutors said, a group of Jewish extremists.

Protests broke out in Abu Khudair's neighborhood and Hamas responded by firing rockets at Israel from Gaza.

That escalated into a full-scale war with Israel in which more than 2,000 Palestinians, most of them civilians, have been killed, as well as 64 Israeli soldiers and three civilians in Israel.

Two Palestinian suspects Israel has named as the kidnappers of the three seminary students remain at large.

Israel said a third suspect arrested by its security forces admitted under interrogation to organizing the kidnapping with funds from Hamas in Gaza.

(Writing by Noah Browning; Editing by Luke Baker and Andrew Heavens)
 

thraashman

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One of the biggest problems I have with this whole situation is that the kidnapping of the 3 teens is marked as the beginning of this conflict. The day before the kidnappings Israel bombed a target in Gaza and killed a 7 year old boy in the collateral damage. THAT was the beginning. Not Hamas or someone else kidnapping 3 teens, but Israel murdering a 7 year old boy.
 

Zaap

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^And yet you'd never in a million years ask yourself why a 7 year old was anywhere near a target in gaza. And hell will freeze over before you ever bothered to learn why a target needed to be bombed; ie what cache of rockets set to be fired into Israel did it have, what uncalled for action like firing rockets randomly toward civilian populations went on before that.

Nope, you'll just fall for the propaganda hamas shovels at you and make excuses for violent, deliberate kidnappings. After all, you gotta make sure you put the idiot in useful idiot.
 

zanejohnson

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Israel will get there's in due time, make no mistake...

what i wanna know is why ISIS, has yet to make threats to Israel...?

they've threatened US, but not Israel.. you should really ponder that for a while..

also, how come both journalists they've killed recently were jews?

but they were both held captive for a long time, 5+ years...

were they actually converts?? why was he so clean, and healthy, unless he was a convert? was it the conversion that got him killed?
 
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zanejohnson

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why was this beheading, tamed down? it fades to black before he's actually beheaded? this is not ISIS m.o.


and that IS the original, provided by ISIS themselves.


something tells me ISIS is an Isreali creation.
 

SandEagle

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good point ZJ. seems like a certain group is trying to start a holy war between muslims and christians.
 

zanejohnson

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^yep.

and that's about the only thing i'm completely sure of out the whole situation so far.
 

thraashman

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^And yet you'd never in a million years ask yourself why a 7 year old was anywhere near a target in gaza. And hell will freeze over before you ever bothered to learn why a target needed to be bombed; ie what cache of rockets set to be fired into Israel did it have, what uncalled for action like firing rockets randomly toward civilian populations went on before that.

Nope, you'll just fall for the propaganda hamas shovels at you and make excuses for violent, deliberate kidnappings. After all, you gotta make sure you put the idiot in useful idiot.
I actually know the answers to most of you "questions". (idiotic and ignorant statements more like it) Israel bombed a man in a civilian neighborhood and hit a car that happened to be driving near by. Israel did this because they don't care about civilian Palestinian lives (just look how many they've killed lately). And they do this because Israel is a terrorist state quite similar to Hamas itself.
 

JEDIYoda

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One of the biggest problems I have with this whole situation is that the kidnapping of the 3 teens is marked as the beginning of this conflict. The day before the kidnappings Israel bombed a target in Gaza and killed a 7 year old boy in the collateral damage. THAT was the beginning. Not Hamas or someone else kidnapping 3 teens, but Israel murdering a 7 year old boy.
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and the day before that Hamas fired a missile at Israel.....and the day before that.....we can all play that foolish game...
 
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