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Khaled Mashaal (Archive photo)
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Report: Hamas threatens more kidnappings
Website quotes group leader as saying, 'As long as there are (Palestinian) captives, resistance will continue to capture Zionist soldiers'
Hamas politburo chief Khaled Mashaal has threatened further kidnappings of Israeli troops on Monday afternoon, according to the Hamas affiliated Palestine Info website.

 

Kidnappings like the abduction "done four months ago" of Gilad Shalit would go on, the report said, as part of "a bid to swap them for Palestinian detainees languishing in occupation dungeons."

 

"As long as there are (Palestinian) captives, the resistance will continue to capture Zionist soldiers to exchange them for those captives who spent long years in occupation jails," Mashaal was quoted as saying.

 

Referring to an earlier threat of launching a third intifada, Mashaal told Egyptian TV "that it was not a threat but rather an explanation that a third intifada might be the Palestinian people's option if their suffering persisted," the report added.

 

The same website reported in another article that Fatah's armed wing fired "two Aqsa-103 missiles at the Sderot settlement to the north of the Gaza Strip in retaliation to the IOF troops violations of the fragile truce concluded between the Palestinians and the Hebrew state on Sunday (sic)."

 

Fatah's armed wing was also reported to "call on Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, to issue urgent orders to the PA security forces deployed along the borders of the Gaza Strip? To confront the IOF soldiers and not to block the resistance fighters."

 

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