Hamas official says group abducted, killed Israeli teens
By Josef Federman
Associated Press August 21, 2014
JERUSALEM — A senior Hamas leader has said the group carried out the kidnapping and killing of three Israeli teens in the West Bank in June — the first time anyone from the Islamic militant group has said it was behind an attack that helped spark the current war in the Gaza Strip.
Saleh Arouri told a conference in Turkey on Wednesday that Hamas’s military wing, the al-Qassam Brigades, carried out what he described as a ‘‘heroic operation’’ with the broader goal of sparking a new Palestinian uprising.
‘‘It was an operation by your brothers from the al-Qassam Brigades,’’ he said, saying Hamas hoped to exchange the youths for Palestinian prisoners held by Israel.
Friday, August 22, 2014
I posted below that Hamas was not responsible for the murders of 3 young Israelis and apparently that is WRONG:
Posted by Steve J. at 3:07 AM