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Hamas glorifies murderers, encourages terror and kidnappings

Al-Aqsa TV, Hamas  |

Israeli hostage Gilad Shalit
Held by Hamas: Bodies of Hadar Goldin and Oron Shaul, and alive hostages Avraham Mengistu and Hisham Al-Sayed

“By Allah, if the blood turns into rivers, their prisons will not remain but will be destroyed.
The mind is not at peace – not by night nor by day – until he [the prisoner] will return to the home of the precious ones…
We trampled them at Nahal Oz (i.e., killed five Israeli soldiers)– we came to trample the prison guards…
The blow to you will not last, the prison guard’s head is submissive – through [Israeli soldier Gilad] Shalit and several [like Israeli soldier Oron] Shaul.
Day and night we are preparing tunnels…
We came from below, from the land, from the air…
Our free women will not be deprived, they will not remain among the oppressors – ask Ahlam Tamimi (i.e., terrorist, involved in planning of 15).
We will never forget the Martyr prisoners who were led as grooms to Heaven …
[Yahya] Al-Sinwar (i.e., terrorist, involved in murder of 2) has emerged from your prison,
He will complete the path with determination and will prepare a [prisoner exchange] deal of free people…
His weapon will shake the ground.”

On July 28, 2014, armed Hamas terrorists infiltrated into Israel through underground tunnels and murdered 5 Israeli soldiers at an Israeli army outpost near Nahal Oz during the 2014 Gaza War.

Hadar Goldin and Oron Shaul - Israeli soldiers who were killed during the 2014 Gaza War. Their bodies are being held by Hamas. Avraham Mengistu and Hisham Al-Sayed - Israeli captives with mental health disorders who are being held in Gaza.

Ahlam Tamimi - Palestinian female terrorist who led suicide bomber Izz Al-Din Al-Masri to the Sbarro pizza shop in Jerusalem where he murdered 15 people, 7 of them children, and wounded 130 on Aug. 9, 2001. Tamimi has explained that she chose Sbarro because she expected it to be full, and she expressed disappointment at initial reports indicating few victims: "They said...there had been a Martyrdom attack at the Sbarro restaurant, and that 3 people were killed... I was a bit disappointed, because I had hoped for a larger toll." Tamimi was sentenced to 16 life sentences, but was released in October 2011 as part of the Shalit prisoner exchange deal between the Israeli government and Hamas. In that deal, Israel released 1,027 Palestinian prisoners in exchange for Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, who had been held hostage by Hamas for more than 5 years.

Gilad Shalit was an Israeli soldier who was kidnapped and held hostage by Hamas for more than 5 years. During that time, he was denied visits from the International Committee of the Red Cross and was not allowed communication with his family, in violation of his rights under the Geneva Convention. Numerous human rights organizations criticized Hamas for confining Shalit under conditions that were contrary to international humanitarian law. In October 2011, the Israeli government agreed to release 1,027 Palestinian prisoners from Israeli prison in exchange for Shalit.

Yahya Al-Sinwar - Palestinian terrorist and senior member of the Hamas terror organization. Al-Sinwar was involved in the kidnapping and murder of Israeli soldier Nachshon Wachsman in October 1994. Israeli soldier Nir Poraz was murdered during Israel's attempt to rescue Wachsman. Al-Sinwar was sentenced to 4 life sentences, but was released in the exchange deal for Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit in 2011.