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Hamas kidnapped three
teenagers, leading figure says

Telegraph U.K., by Robert Tait

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Posted By:Drive, 8/22/2014 8:23:07 AM

A Hamas official has said for the first time that members of the Palestinian Islamist group were responsible for the abduction of three Israeli teenagers whose murders ignited the current conflict with Israel. Sheikh Saleh al-Aruri, who is exiled in Turkey, told a conference of Islamic scholars in Istanbul that Gilad Shaar, Naftali Frenkel, both aged 16, and Eyal Yifrach, 19, had been seized by the Izzedine al-Qassam brigades, Hamas´ military wing. Mr al-Aruri said the "kidnapping to Hebron of the three settlers" - which he called a "blessed heroic action" - was carried out in support of Palestinian prisoners staging fasting

      


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