עברית

 


Violence and terror
Kidnap-for-hostage policy
Official PA daily: Kidnapping-murder of 3 Israeli teens was an Israeli "plot"
Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida - July 14, 2014
 






Op-ed by Mahmoud Abu Al-Haija, editor in ‎chief of Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, the official PA ‎daily
     ‎“I am referring to ‎the kidnapping and murder of the three ‎settlers (i.e., three Israeli ‎teens who were ‎kidnapped and murdered in June 2014), ‎the planners and ‎perpetrators of which ‎have made no statement explaining the ‎aim or the reasons for ‎‎carrying them out as part of a defined ‎framework.‎
Today, it is perfectly clear that this was not ‎an operation planned and executed ‎‎recklessly, without any political aim. This operation fell into ‎Netanyahu’s hands like ‎a ripe fruit, which ‎he can bite into to his heart’s content, ‎satisfying his intense desire ‎to strike at the ‎Palestinian national reconciliation, restore ‎the situation in Gaza to its ‎previous state, ‎and prevent the continuation of the ‎international isolation that was ‎nearly ‎imposed on him in the wake of the ‎successes and victories of Palestinian ‎‎political and diplomatic activity...
Prior to this operation, Israel was in a ‎severe crisis, but today, it is emerging from ‎its ‎crisis in the way it knows – ‎‎[with] 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) ‎indicates that it was nothing more than a ‎plot, and history will no ‎doubt reveal those ‎who devised and planned it.”‎

Note: On June 12, 2014, three Israeli teens, Eyal Yifrach, 19, Gilad Shaar, 16, and ‎Naftali Frenkel, 16, were kidnapped by Hamas terrorists while they were hitchhiking. ‎Israel conducted house-to-house searches in Hebron and arrested hundreds of ‎Hamas members. 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.

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