(All articles via dailyalert.org, Jun. 16, 2014. Click on the title of any article to see the whole article…Ed.)
The Kidnappers Came from the Palestinian Authority – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
Prime Minister Netanyahu said Sunday: Hamas terrorists carried outThursday’s kidnapping of three Israeli teenagers. We know that for a fact. Hamas denials do not change this fact. Hamas is committed to the destruction of Israel and to carrying out terrorist attacks against Israeli civilians – including children.
President Abbas has chosen to make Hamas his partner. Israel holds the Palestinian Authority and President Abbas responsible for any attacks against Israel that emanate from Palestinian-controlled territory. When an attack takes place in Tel Aviv or in London or in New York, the question is not where the attack takes place. The question is where it originated. The kidnappers in this case set out from territory controlled by the Palestinian Authority, and the PA cannot absolve itself of its responsibility. (Prime Minister’s Office)
U.S. Condemns Kidnapping of Three Israeli Teenagers
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry issued the following statement on Sunday: “The United States strongly condemns the kidnapping of three Israeli teenagers and calls for their immediate release. Our thoughts and prayers are with their families. We hope for their quick and safe return home….Many indications point to Hamas’ involvement. As we gather this information, we reiterate our position that Hamas is a terrorist organization known for its attacks on innocent civilians and which has used kidnapping in the past.” (State Department)
Don’t Blame the Victim – Sherri Mandell
Some blame the victim: the boys should not have been living there, they should not have been hitchhiking, they should not have been out at night. The truth is, we see that violence against Jews can happen anywhere: Kansas City, Brussels or Toulouse.
These boys are not to blame. It is the obligation of all good people to stand up right now and say that these boys are innocent victims of Palestinian hatred. The writer is co-director of the Koby Mandell Foundation, which supports bereaved families in Israel, established after the murder of her 13-year-old son, Koby. (Jerusalem Post)