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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Yes, #EyalGiladNaftali kidnapping was ordered and funded by Hamas

From Elder of Ziyon

In recent weeks there have been a lot of journalists trying very hard to paste together any ridiculous bits of information they could find in order to pretend that the kidnappings and murders of the three Israeli teens were not Hamas' responsibility.

Israel has confirmed that the funding for the June kidnapping and murder of Israeli teenagers Naftali Frankel, Gilad Shaer, and Eyal Yifrah—which set off a chain of events that led to the current war in Gaza—was provided by Hamas.
Hassam Qawasameh, a Palestinian man arrested on July 11 in connection with the abduction, admitted that the orders and financing of the kidnapping came from Gaza. Paul Hirschson, deputy spokesperson for international media at Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, tweeted the news this afternoon after an Israeli gag order was lifted.
Hirschson confirmed by phone that Qawasameh was arrested three weeks ago in connection with the kidnapping, and that Qawasameh admitted the Hamas connection under interrogation.
Ynet reports that money from Hamas operatives in Gaza was used to purchase weapons used in the attack, as well as the plot of land in which the bodies were buried.
Today’s confirmation refutes speculation from various news outlets last week that Hamas wasn’t behind the kidnapping, and that the kidnappers were operating as a “lone cell.”
JPost adds:

In addition, Hussam assisted Marwan in concealing the bodies by burying them on land he had bought in recent months.

Next, Hussam was attempting to flee the area and disappear across the Jordanian border with false documents subsequent to the bodies being found, when he was caught back in mid-July.

The state said that the evidence it had was at the level of near certainty, after interrogating Hussam.
Now, one must wonder, what would make some journalists want so badly to exonerate Hamas from a terror attack?