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Violence and terror
Kidnap-for-hostage policy
Fatah member writes in official PA daily: Kidnapping was "a golden opportunity for the Israeli Khazar prime minister"
Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida - June 19, 2014
 






Op-ed by Fatah Revolutionary Council member Bakr Abu Bakr, regular columnist for official PA daily
     “The Israeli Prime Minister [Benjamin Netanyahu] is now begging for a military operation or any operation that will cover up his faltering policy and his complete inability to purify his failing policy, and he’s found what he wanted in the disappearance, or kidnapping, of the three Israeli soldiers in Hebron, as if he had planned it [himself]. In addition, he is the one pulling the Palestinian people, through his terrorist occupation policy, into a new Intifada… [Yet] Netanyahu and his government have not succeeded in dragging the wise Palestinians into reactions that may be described as ‘terrorism,’ even though they [the Palestinians] preserve [their] right to armed struggle and self-determination, ratified by the UN and the international laws [pertaining to peoples] under occupation. In addition, he hasn’t succeeded in drawing the [Palestinian] people into a lost confrontation, considering the Arab betrayal, the Zionist oppression, and the American conspiracy. The disappearance or kidnapping of the soldiers (The three kidnapped Israelis are teenage students –Ed.) was a golden opportunity for the Israeli Khazar prime minister to throw off his political commitments regarding peace.”

Notes: PA leaders and officials have legitimized Palestinian violence by quoting UN resolution 3236 which "recognizes the right of the Palestinian people to regain its rights by all means." The PA interprets "all means" as including violence against civilians, but has chosen to ignore the continuation of the resolution which states that the use of "all means" should be "in accordance with the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations..." The UN Charter prohibits targeting civilians, even in war. Chapter 1, Article 1, opens by saying that the "international disputes" should be resolved "by peaceful means."

On June 12, 2014, Israeli teens Eyal Yifrach, 19, Gilad Shaar, 16, and Naftali Frenkel, 16, were kidnapped while 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. The columnist is claiming that the three kidnapped Israelis are soldiers, but in fact two, aged 16, are in high school, and the one aged 19 is also a student.

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