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IDF: Nothing New in Search

Security officials admit they need kidnappers to make contact; Hamas continues to praise "heroic attack"
IDF Soldier checks Palestinian identity information near Shechem (Nablus).

IDF Soldier checks Palestinian identity information near Shechem (Nablus).
Photo Credit: IDF Spokesperson / Flash 90

Shin Bet and IDF sources say they have made no progress towards locating Eyal Yifrah, Gil-Ad Shayer and Naftali Frenkel since the search for the teens began last Friday. They admitted that they have received no intelligence information about the kidnapping or about the boys possible whereabouts.

According to a report on the 0404 Hebrew-language news website, one IDF official said “there isn’t much new to report. The IDF is doing a lot in the field, and is essentially “plowing over” many areas that are plagued by terrorism.”

“We are waiting for the kidnappers to make contact. At the same time, we are continuing to try to find some hint of a lead. Beyond that, there isn’t much new to report,” said the security official.

Hamas officials: Abduction ‘heroic capture’

While IDF troops have been frustrated by the lack of progress, senior Hamas continue on one hand to deny involvement in the attack, while also praising the abduction. Mohammed Nazal, a member of the Hamas politbureau and the groups representative to Jordan,  praised the kidnapping, calling the attack “a heroic capture” and “a milestone” for the Palestinian people.

Nazal’s support for the terror attack is consistent with Hamas support for kidnapping over the years. Last July, Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh publicly lauded “the brave resistance, which has kidnapped and held [Israelis] captive, while liberating [Palestinian prisoners].” His statement emphasized the intentions behind Hamas abductions: to capture innocent Israelis and offer their release for convicted terrorists.

Even before that, in 2007, Politburo Chief Khaled Mashaal said the organization “is determined to free all the Palestinian prisoners being held in Israeli jails, be it by kidnapping more soldiers or other methods,” he declared. “We will free our Palestinian prisoners by kidnapping IDF soldiers,” senior Hamas member Mahmoud Zahar warned in 2011.

 

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5 Responses to “IDF: Nothing New in Search”

  1. MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL
    THANK YOU FOR HELPING ISRAEL..
    PLEASE DONT GIVE UP,,
    GOD IS WITH YOU.
    THERE IS STILL FAITH+HOPE+TRUST+BELIEVE IN OUR FATHER IN HEAVEN.
    WE ALL LOVE YOU ISRAEL.
    MY HEART+SOUL IS WITH YOU +I ALWAYS WILL STAND WITH YOU…AND I AM STILL PRAYING
    FOR SAFE RETURN FOR YOUR LOVING CHILDREN OF GOD…

  2. My prayers are with those boys and those who search for them. May God bless you all. Peace to Israel.

  3. God safe the boys.

  4. Capture 200-300 Hamas and trade them for the boys. Be careful because we Kews are not supposed to fight backl.

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