Israel fabricated the kidnapping of the 3 Israeli teens as pretext to wage war
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 which will give him something to help him in the next election campaign. This time, the address will be the West Bank… So we can expect to hear claims, in the coming days, of the existence of Palestinian cells – which he will call ‘terrorist’ [cells] – 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.