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Kidnapping and murder of 3 Israeli teens

On June 12, 2014, Hamas terrorists Marwan Al-Qawasmi and Amer Abu ‎Aisheh kidnapped and murdered Israeli teens Eyal Yifrach, 19, Gilad Shaar, 16, and ‎Naftali Frenkel, 16, while they were hitchhiking. The boys' bodies were found by Israeli ‎security forces near Hebron on June 30, 2014. The two terrorists were killed on Sept. ‎‎23, 2014 during an exchange of fire with the Israeli army force that was attempting to ‎arrest them.‎

Significantly, a majority of Palestinians supported both the kidnapping and murders:‎
‎“57% of the public say that they supported the June 2014 kidnapping of the ‎three Israelis in the West Bank when that incident took place. Support for the ‎kidnapping reached 67% in the Gaza Strip and only 45% in the West Bank.‎
 
‎“Similarly, a majority of 54% supported the killing of the three kidnapped Israelis ‎and 42% opposed it. Support for the killing reached 69% in the Gaza Strip and ‎only 42% in the West Bank. 52% of the West Bankers opposed the killing of the ‎three kidnapped Israelis.”‎
‎[http://www.pcpsr.org/en/special-gaza-war-poll, Sept. 2, 2014]‎

Hamas has publically admitted that Hamas members were responsibile for the ‎kidnapping and murders:‎
Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal to Vanity Fair:‎
‎“A Hamas field group in the West Bank had killed those three settlers. So, this ‎was indeed an operation executed by a Hamas group.”‎
‎[Vanity Fair, Oct. 21, 2014]‎

The Palestinian Authority, though not behind the kidnapping, has likewise implied its ‎support for the kidnapping, by glorifying the murders as “Shahids” –Martyrs – the term ‎of highest religious honor in Islam. ‎
‎ "Israeli occupation forces executed citizens Marwan Al-Qawasmi and Amer Abu ‎Aisheh today, Tuesday, in the early hours of the morning in a military operation ‎in central Hebron... Security sources told WAFA that the occupation forces were ‎still holding on to the bodies of the two Martyrs (Shahids)." ‎
‎[WAFA news agency, Sept. 23, 2014]‎
 
Despite Hamas’ open admission of carrying out the kidnapping and murders, the PA has repeatedly claimed that Israel planned and/or did it as a pretext for starting the 2014 Gaza war, and has blamed Israel for killing the murderers and even ‎claimed that Israel did that to “silence the truth.”‎

Op-ed by Yahya Rabah, columnist for the official PA daily and member of ‎the Fatah Leadership Committee in Gaza:‎
‎"In the early hours of the morning... Israel assassinated the young men Marwan ‎Al-Qawasmi and Amer Abu Aisheh... The two young men were Hamas members ‎from Hebron who had been 'accused' of kidnapping and murdering three Israeli ‎settlers on June 12 [2014]... ‎
It is possible that, were they alive, they would tell us and the world that the ‎operation of kidnapping and murder of the three settlers is unrelated to the ‎official Israeli version. Therefore, the execution of the young men, Marwan and ‎Amer, amounted to the murder of the truth." ‎
‎[Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 24, 2014]‎

Op-ed by Yahya Rabah, official PA daily columnist and a member of the ‎Fatah Leadership Committee in Gaza:‎
‎“The occupation (i.e., Israel) planned this aggression… The aggression began on June 12 following a fabricated event for which ‎no one took responsibility, that is, the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli ‎teens."‎
‎[Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 16, 2014]‎

Op-ed by Mahmoud Abu Al-Haija, editor in ‎chief of Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, the ‎official PA ‎daily:‎
‎“Prior to this operation [the kidnapping], Israel was in a ‎severe crisis, but today, it ‎is emerging from ‎its crisis in the way it knows – ‎‎[through] an aggressive, ‎malicious and ‎indecent operation, which has so far met ‎with no real ‎international discouragement. ‎
This operation ‎‎[the kidnapping] was [carried out] without ‎any political discussion ‎‎(i.e., planning), ‎indicating that it was nothing more than a ‎plot, and history will ‎no doubt reveal those ‎who devised and planned it.”‎
[‏Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 14, 2014]‎

This section documents the varied Palestinian responses to the kidnapping of the ‎‎3 Israeli teens:‎
PA libel: Israel killed the kidnappers so they couldn’t tell truth of their innocence 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 25, 2014
Op-ed by Yahya Rabah, columnist for the official PA daily and a member of the Fatah Leadership Committee in Gaza
     “Several days ago, a driver from Jerusalem had a normal accident, the likes of which – and worse – occur [regularly] in Tel Aviv, and can happen a thousand times in Washington, New York, London, Paris or anywhere in the world. The accident occurred when a wheel of Abd Al-Rahman Al-Shaloudi’s car swerved. The car collided with several pedestrians, causing the death of an Israeli baby. According to witnesses present on the scene, Abd Al-Rahman Al-Shaloudi shouted as the car swerved, because he was losing control of the vehicle. Yet the Israeli police shot him, killing him immediately! ... Note that the accused was killed immediately in order [to ensure] that the truth would die with him. The same thing happened when the three Israeli youths were kidnapped on June 12 [2014]… From the outset, the Netanyahu government accused two Palestinians of committing the kidnapping operation – Al- [Marwan] Al-Qawasmi and [Amer] Abu Aisheh – and when the war ended, the accused were caught, and, by coincidence, were executed immediately, so that the truth would die with them.”

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Hamas leader Mashaal admits Hamas kidnapped and murdered the 3 Israeli teens, and says it was justified 
Source: Vanity Fair, Oct. 21, 2014
Interviewer: "You’ve referred to these men as “martyrs,” as heroes (i.e., the terrorist murderers). You said in the past ‎few weeks that you were unaware of the plan to kidnap and kill these kids. But it ‎sounds as though you’re saying it was perfectly appropriate to kidnap and kill three ‎teenagers. Is that correct?‎"
Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal: "The answer is clear. When this operation took place last June, I then ‎said in remarks to the media that we had no information. I could neither confirm nor ‎deny. Later on, and as the Israeli investigations have shown, it turned out that a Hamas ‎field group in the West Bank had killed those three settlers. So, this was indeed an ‎operation executed by a Hamas group. We now have specific information. [The] ‎question now is: Was this operation legitimate or not? This was a legitimate operation. ‎Why? I told you. It is the right of the lawful owners of the land in the West Bank, ‎whether they are from Hamas, or from some other group, to engage in resistance ‎against the occupiers, whether they are the Israeli military or settlers. It’s as simple as ‎that.‎"
Abbas representative glorifies killers ‎of 3 Israeli teens as Martyrs and says ‎Israel assassinated them 
Source: Official Facebook page of Fatah Central ‎Committee Member Abbas Zaki, Sept. 30, 2014
Excerpt from the speech given by Fatah ‎Central Committee Member and ‎Commissioner of Arab Relations and ‎Relations with China Abbas Zaki, who ‎represented PA Chairman Mahmoud ‎Abbas at a ceremony marking the 65th ‎anniversary of the founding of the ‎People’s Republic of China:
     "The barbaric massacre of Palestinian ‎civilians perpetrated by Israel in the ‎Gaza Strip using all forms of the most ‎advanced weaponry and without ‎determining military objectives proves ‎that its mission was killing and ‎destruction… [All this comes in ‎addition] to the continuing intentional ‎assassinations of Palestinian citizens, ‎the last of which was the assassination ‎of the Martyrs (Shahids) [Amer] Abu ‎Aisheh and [Marwan] Al-Qawasmi in ‎Hebron.”‎

Note: Marwan Al-Qawasmi and Amer ‎Abu Aisheh – Hamas terrorists who ‎kidnapped and murdered three Israeli ‎youths on June 12, 2014: Eyal ‎Yifrach,19, Gilad Shaar,16, and Naftali ‎Frenkel,16. The Israeli boys' bodies ‎were found by Israeli security forces ‎near Hebron on June 30, 2014. The two ‎terrorists were killed on Sept. 23, 2014 ‎during an exchange of fire with an Israeli ‎army force that was attempting to arrest ‎them. ‎
PA daily op-ed: Israel killed murderers of 3 Israeli teens to silence the truth 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 24, 2014
Marwan Al-Qawasmi and Amer Abu Aisheh were Hamas terrorists who kidnapped and murdered three Israeli youths on June 12, 2014: Eyal Yifrach,19, Gilad Shaar,16, and Naftali Frenkel,16. The Israeli boys' bodies were found by Israeli security forces near Hebron on June 30, 2014. The two terrorists were killed on Sept. 23, 2014 during an exchange of fire with an Israeli army force that was attempting to arrest them.
Op-ed by Yahya Rabah , columnist for the official PA daily and member of the Fatah Leadership Committee in Gaza, accused Israel of killing the terrorists to prevent them from speaking:

     "In the early hours of the morning... Israel assassinated the young men Marwan Al-Qawasmi and Amer Abu Aisheh... The two young men were Hamas members from Hebron who had been 'accused' of kidnapping and murdering three Israeli settlers on June 12 [2014]...
With the assassination of the young Marwan Al-Qawasmi and Amer Abu Aisheh, the kidnapping operation, which served as an excuse for the [Gaza] war (i.e., Israel's Operation Protective Edge, 2014) entered a new stage of obscurity... It is possible that, were they alive, they would tell us and the world that the operation of kidnapping and murder of the three settlers is unrelated to the official Israeli version. Therefore, the execution of the young men, Marwan and Amer, amounted to the murder of the truth."
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PA delegation says killing of murderers of 3 Israeli teens was "a heinous crime" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 24, 2014
Marwan Al-Qawasmi and Amer Abu Aisheh were Hamas terrorists who kidnapped and murdered three Israeli youths on June 12, 2014: Eyal Yifrach,19, Gilad Shaar,16, and Naftali Frenkel,16. The Israeli boys' bodies were found by Israeli security forces near Hebron on June 30, 2014. The two terrorists were killed on Sept. 23, 2014 during an exchange of fire with an Israeli army force that was attempting to arrest them.
The Palestinian delegation to the ceasefire talks in Cairo called the terrorists "Martyrs" and their killing a "heinous crime":

     "The Palestinian delegation to the ceasefire talks in Cairo condemned the heinous crime committed by the occupation forces in the early hours of yesterday morning in Hebron - the assassination of Martyrs (Shahids) Marwan Al-Qawasmi and Amer Abu Aisheh. The announcement read: 'The Palestinian delegation is absolutely convinced that the act committed by the occupation forces in Hebron was intended to conceal the truth behind the [occupation's] version of events since the disappearance of the three settlers in Hebron.'"
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PA daily calls murderers of 3 Israeli teens "Martyrs" and claims Israel assassinated them 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 24, 2014
Marwan Al-Qawasmi and Amer Abu Aisheh were Hamas terrorists who kidnapped and murdered three Israeli youths on June 12, 2014: Eyal Yifrach,19, Gilad Shaar,16, and Naftali Frenkel,16. The Israeli boys' bodies were found by Israeli security forces near Hebron on June 30, 2014. The two terrorists were killed on Sept. 23, 2014 during an exchange of fire with an Israeli army force that was attempting to arrest them.
The PA daily called the men "Martyrs," and the spokesman for PA Security Forces said their guilt was only an "Israeli version" of what happened:

     "Yesterday [Sept. 23, 2014] thousands of citizens attended the funerals of Martyrs (Shahids) Marwan Al-Qawasmi and Amer Abu Aisheh, who were assassinated by occupation forces in the early hours of yesterday morning...
Israel accused the two Martyrs of kidnapping and murdering three settlers in Hebron three and a half months ago. However, PA Security Forces spokesman Adnan Al-Damiri said all details of the story about the young Abu Aisheh and Al-Qawasmi were 'an Israeli version from beginning to end.'"
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Fatah cartoon glorifies murderers of 3 Israeli teens and all Martyrs 
Source: Official Facebook page of the ‎Palestinian National Security Forces‎, Sept. 23, 2014


The above cartoon was posted on ‎the official Facebook page of the ‎Palestinian National Security Forces:

Text: “The daily cartoon: ‘The tax of the ‎homeland.’ Palestine awakens today ‎to assassinations, arrests and injuries.”‎
Explanation of the cartoon:
Third place: A wounded Palestinian ‎fighter
Second place: A prisoner
First place: A Martyr (Shahid)‎
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Note: The cartoon was posted in ‎response to the deaths of the murderers ‎of the three Israeli teens Eyal Yifrach, ‎‎19, Gilad Shaar, 16, and Naftali ‎Frenkel, 16, who were kidnapped on ‎June 12, 2014 by Hamas terrorists ‎while they were hitchhiking. The boys' ‎bodies were found by Israeli security ‎forces near Hebron on June 30, 2014. ‎They appeared to have been shot to ‎death soon after the abduction. The ‎terrorists were killed on Sept. 23, 2014 ‎by the Israeli army during an attempt to ‎arrest them. ‎
Mother of murderer of 3 Israeli teens: He was honored with Martyrdom because Allah loved him  
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Sept. 23, 2014


PA TV reporter:
"At two a.m., according to Zionist hatred time, the residential quarter in Hebron awoke to the sound of shots fired by the occupation directly at the two Martyrs, Amer Abu Aisheh and Marwan Al-Qawasmi..."
Mother of Marwan Al-Qawasmi at his funeral: "[My son] Marwan is an angel. He was loved all his life. Everyone loves him. He is noble, pure and modest - an angel; the hero among heroes and a leader. If Allah hadn't loved him, He wouldn't have honored him with Martyrdom."
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Note: Marwan Al-Qawasmi and Amer Abu Aisheh – Hamas terrorists who kidnapped and murdered three Israeli youths on June 12, 2014: Eyal Yifrach,19, Gilad Shaar,16, and Naftali Frenkel,16. The Israeli boys' bodies were found by Israeli security forces near Hebron on June 30, 2014. The two terrorists were killed on Sept. 23, 2014 during an exchange of fire with an Israeli army force that was attempting to arrest them.
PA honors kidnappers and murderers of 3 Israeli teens, calling them Martyrs 
Source: WAFA news agency, Sept. 23, 2014
Marwan Al-Qawasmi and Amer Abu Aisheh were Hamas terrorists who kidnapped and murdered three Israeli youths on June 12, 2014: Eyal Yifrach,19, Gilad Shaar,16, and Naftali Frenkel,16. The Israeli boys' bodies were found by Israeli security forces near Hebron on June 30, 2014. The two terrorists were killed on Sept. 23, 2014 during an exchange of fire with an Israeli army force that was attempting to arrest them.
WAFA, the official PA news agency, called the terrorists "Martyrs":

     "Israeli occupation forces executed citizens Marwan Al-Qawasmi and Amer Abu Aisheh today, Tuesday, in the early hours of the morning in a military operation in central Hebron... Security sources told WAFA that the occupation forces were still holding on to the bodies of the two Martyrs (Shahids)."
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PA minister calls kidnappers and murderers of 3 Israeli teens "Martyrs" 
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, Sept. 23, 2014
Marwan Al-Qawasmi and Amer Abu Aisheh were Hamas terrorists who kidnapped and murdered three Israeli youths on June 12, 2014: Eyal Yifrach,19, Gilad Shaar,16, and Naftali Frenkel,16. The Israeli boys' bodies were found by Israeli security forces near Hebron on June 30, 2014. The two terrorists were killed on Sept. 23, 2014 during an exchange of fire with an Israeli army force that was attempting to arrest them.
The PA Minister of Religious Affairs Yusuf Ida'is also called the murderers "Martyrs" who were "assassinated" by Israel:

     "[PA] Minister of Religious Affairs Yusuf Ida'is denounced the heinous 'Israeli' crime committed by the occupation forces in Hebron when they assassinated several of our people this morning. [The crime] took the lives of Martyrs (Shahids) Marwan Al-Qawasmi and Amer Abu Aisheh."
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PA TV presents killing of murderers of 3 Israeli teens as "cold-blooded execution" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Sept. 23, 2014
Marwan Al-Qawasmi and Amer Abu Aisheh were Hamas terrorists who kidnapped and murdered three Israeli youths on June 12, 2014: Eyal Yifrach,19, Gilad Shaar,16, and Naftali Frenkel,16. The Israeli boys' bodies were found by Israeli security forces near Hebron on June 30, 2014. The two terrorists were killed on Sept. 23, 2014 during an exchange of fire with an Israeli army force that was attempting to arrest them.
Official PA TV news presented the killing of the terrorists as a "cold-blooded execution":

Official PA TV newsreader: "Occupation forces executed the two citizens Marwan Al-Qawasmi and Amer Abu Aisheh in cold-blood in an operation carried out today at dawn in Hebron. The occupation authorities accuse Al-Qawasmi and Abu Aisheh of the kidnapping and murder of the three settlers this past June [2014] in Hebron."
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Fatah says killing of murderers of 3 Israeli teens was a "cowardly execution" 
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, Sept. 23, 2014
Marwan Al-Qawasmi and Amer Abu Aisheh were Hamas terrorists who kidnapped and murdered three Israeli youths on June 12, 2014: Eyal Yifrach,19, Gilad Shaar,16, and Naftali Frenkel,16. The Israeli boys' bodies were found by Israeli security forces near Hebron on June 30, 2014. The two terrorists were killed on Sept. 23, 2014 during an exchange of fire with an Israeli army force that was attempting to arrest them.
A Fatah spokesman condemned Israel's killing of the murderers as a "cowardly execution":

     "Fatah spokesman Ahmad Assaf condemned the cowardly execution of Palestinian citizens Marwan Al-Qawasmi and Amer Abu Aisheh carried out by the Israeli occupation army this morning in Hebron. In statements to the press, Assaf called the execution crime a serious violation of international law."
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Hebron governor calls killing of murderers of 3 Israeli teens a "premeditated crime" 
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, Sept. 23, 2014
The Governor of Hebron Kamel Hamid: "Occupation forces had executed two citizens from Hebron this morning... Amer Abu Aisheh and Marwan Al-Qawasmi... The occupation carried out a death sentence on two Hebron citizens, and this is a premeditated crime."
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Fatah official glorifies killers and kidnappers of 3 teens as “heroic Martyrs from our nation” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Sept. 23, 2014
Official PA TV program The State of Politics hosted Fatah Commissioner for Mobilization and Organization and Fatah Central Committee member Mahmoud Al-Aloul.
     “I will first take this opportunity to console the residents of Hebron over the Martyrs (Shahids) of the new crime committed today, whose victims were two heroic Martyrs from our nation.”

Note: Marwan Al-Qawasmi and Amer Abu Aisheh – Hamas terrorists who kidnapped and murdered three Israeli youths on June 12, 2014: Eyal Yifrach,19, Gilad Shaar,16, and Naftali Frenkel,16. The Israeli boys' bodies were found by Israeli security forces near Hebron on June 30, 2014. The two terrorists were killed on Sept. 23, 2014 during an exchange of fire with an Israeli army force that was attempting to arrest them.

PA daily op-ed criticizes Hamas for ‎admitting to starting Gaza War 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 17, 2014
Op-ed by Yahya Rabah, columnist for the ‎official PA daily and a member of the ‎Fatah Leadership Committee in Gaza:
     ‎“The last war (i.e., 2014 Gaza war) raised ‎difficult questions which have received no ‎brave answers – for example, ‘Why did ‎Hamas refuse the Egyptian [ceasefire] ‎initiative when it was first proposed, only ‎to accept it later on exactly the same ‎terms? Why did Hamas give Israel a ‎dangerous gift for free, by strangely ‎admitting its involvement in the first move ‎that led to this war – despite the fact that ‎Israel does not lack excuses and pretexts, ‎and it would have been a thousand times ‎better for us for it to bear responsibility for ‎the outbreak of the brutal aggression?”‎
57% of Palestinians supported kidnapping of 3 Israeli teens 
Source: Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research (PSR), Sept. 2, 2014
“57% of the public say that they supported the June 2014 kidnapping of the three Israelis in the West Bank when that incident took place. Support for the kidnapping reached 67% in the Gaza Strip and only 45% in the West Bank.

Similarly, a majority of 54% supported the killing of the three kidnapped Israelis and 42% opposed it. Support for the killing reached 69% in the Gaza Strip and only 42% in the West Bank. 52% of the West Bankers opposed the killing of the three kidnapped Israelis.

The public is divided over the identity of those who carried out the kidnapping and the killing of the three Israelis: 32% accuse Israel, 30% accuse Hamas, 21% believe a Palestinian acted on his own, and 2% accuse Fatah.”

Note: This poll was conducted on August 26-30 in the aftermath of the 2014 Gaza war, in which Hamas fired thousands of rockets at Israel and Israel responded with Operation Protective Edge, which aimed at destroying Hamas' terror infrastructure and ability to launch rockets at Israel.
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Abbas criticizes Hamas for taking responsibility for kidnapping the 3 Israeli teens 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Aug. 28, 2014
Official PA TV interviewed Mahmoud Abbas about the kidnapping and murder of the three Israeli teens in June 2014:
     “After the kidnapping was carried out we met with punishments we had never known before, for no reason. The destruction, the murders – and the most famous murder was that of Muhammad Abu Khdeir and other children.  Alright, who carried out [the kidnapping]? Israel says Hamas. We say we have no proof [of this] whatsoever, we have no proof. We tell them [Israel]: ‘...We have no information [proving] that Hamas did this.’ I asked [Hamas officials]: ‘Did you carry out [the kidnapping]?’ They said no. I said: ‘Great. In that case, it’s not them!’ Then, the honorable gentleman Saleh Al-Arouri surprised [us] in a speech. He said: ‘We kidnapped them to start a revolution, an Intifada, in the West Bank…’ Alright, I was surprised. I was informed that Al-Arouri said this. I told them : ‘My friends, my information from the most senior official, from the head of the [Hamas] Political Bureau [Khaled Mashaal] [was] that they [Hamas] had nothing to do with this.’ But then Khaled Mashaal came and said they had carried out [the kidnapping], but not following a top-down decision (i.e., not a decision made by Hamas leadership). An operation of this kind not carried out according to a top-down decision? It would have been better for you [Mashaal] to keep quiet, or for your man [Al-Arouri] to keep quiet.”

Note: On June 12, 2014, Israeli teens Eyal Yifrach, Gilad Shaar and Naftali Frenkel were kidnapped by Hamas terrorists while they were hitchhiking. The boys' bodies were found by Israeli security forces near Hebron on June 30, 2014. They were shot to death soon after the abduction. Two days later, Palestinian teen Muhammad Abu Khdeir was kidnapped and murdered in Jerusalem in a revenge attack by Israeli extremists.
Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal admits Hamas members murdered the 3 Israeli teenagers 
Source: Yahoo News, Aug. 22, 2014
Head of the Political Bureau of Hamas, Khaled Mashaal, was interviewed on Yahoo News:
Interviewer: "On the question of who started the current conflict, Salah Al-Arouri, a Hamas leader, was quoted at a meeting of The World Association of Muslim Scholars as saying that the Al-Qassam Brigades carried out the abduction of the three Israeli teenagers. Is that correct?"
Khaled Mashaal: "The Hamas leadership was not aware of this action taken by this group of Hamas members in advance, but we understand that people are frustrated at the occupation and the oppression and they take all kinds of action."
Interviewer: "But it is true, then, that Hamas members did carry out that abduction and murdered the three Israeli teenagers?"
Khaled Mashaal: "As I said, we learned about these confessions from the Israeli investigation, based on that, what Israel said. The Hamas political leadership was not aware of all these details. We learned about it later on. Our view is that soldiers and settlers are aggressors and are illegally living in occupied and stolen land, and the right to resist them is the right of Palestinians."
Israel fabricated the kidnapping of the 3 Israeli teens as pretext to wage war 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 20, 2014
Op-ed by Dr. Sabri Saidam, Deputy Secretary of the Fatah Revolutionary Council and President Mahmoud Abbas’ advisor for communications and information technology:
     “After failing to achieve his three objectives – destroying Palestinian national unity, destroying the rockets in Gaza and blocking its tunnels – [Israeli Prime Minister] Netanyahu is ending his war with no victory to sell to his voters, with which to beat his opponents and those competing with him in racism and hatred of the Palestinians… The defeated Netanyahu will search for a new adventure… So we can expect to hear claims... about the disappearance of soldiers and settlers, the danger of a possible explosion, [about] tunnels dug under certain settlements, a plot to abduct Israeli military personnel, the theft of sensitive files, or some sort of cyber-attack. Netanyahu wants war in the West Bank, which is why he recently came up with the pathetic scenario of the [three] settlers (i.e., the kidnapping and murder of the three Israeli teens), but no one was fooled as he had hoped… The commander of the death and barbarity squads does not mind killing more of our people, if he can thereby achieve his wish. Therefore, we can expect to see frantic attempts to drag the West Bank into some sort of conflict which will give Israel an excuse to play the role of victim once again, complete the construction of the [separation] fence and expropriate what remains of the West Bank.”

Note: On June 12, 2014, Israeli teens Eyal Yifrach, 19, Gilad Shaar, 16, and Naftali Frenkel, 16, were kidnapped by Hamas terrorists while they were hitchhiking in the West Bank. The boys' bodies were found by Israeli security forces near Hebron on June 30, 2014. They appeared to have been shot to death soon after the abduction.
PA TV host questions veracity of the kidnapping of the 3 teens and calls them soldiers 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Aug. 18, 2014
Official PA TV discussed the demolition of the homes of the murderers of the three Israeli teens Eyal Yifrach, Gilad Shaar, and Naftali Frenkel:
PA TV host: “Next, we will discuss the demolition of the homes of the civilians in Hebron. The demolished homes were, of course, [those] of Husam Al-Qawasmi, Marwan Al-Qawasmi and Husam Abu Aisheh, whom the occupation authorities claim carried out the soldier-kidnapping operation, apparently, in quotation marks, of course.”

Note: On June 12, 2014, Israeli teens Eyal Yifrach, 19, Gilad Shaar, 16, and Naftali Frenkel, 16, were kidnapped by Hamas terrorists Marwan Al-Qawasmi and Amer Abu Aisheh. The boys' bodies were found by Israeli security forces near Hebron on June 30, 2014. They appeared to have been shot to death soon after the abduction.
The PA TV host called the three kidnapped Israelis "soldiers," but in fact two, aged 16, were in high school, and the one aged 19 was also a student.
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