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Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal admits Hamas members murdered the 3 Israeli teenagers

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."

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