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Hamas Admits Responsibility for Kidnapping, Killing Israeli Teens

First time they've admitted to actions that led to current battle.

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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

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4 responses to “Hamas Admits Responsibility for Kidnapping, Killing Israeli Teens

  1. Well, that’ll go a long way towards calming things down. The Israelis must have cut back on the number of retaliatory attacks or something. Can’t claim perpetual victim-hood and rake in the bucks if your not getting attacked, so hey; let’s piss someone off today.

  2. They aren’t called Harm Us for nothing.

  3. The more I read about the Middle East the more I think the US should just disengage completely. Seriously, there is no helping these people.

  4. What do I know? I pretty much thought it was just some opportunistic petty criminals who did the killings.

    That’s some low-hanging fruit you’re going after, Ham ass.

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