Hamas vows to kidnap Israel soldiers

2012-04-07 22:30

Doha - The leader of the Islamist militant group Hamas has vowed to kidnap more Israeli soldiers to pressure the Jewish state to release Palestinian prisoners.

The comments from Khaled Mashaal come after the deal Hamas struck in 2011 with Israel to swap an Israeli soldier held by Hamas for more than 1 000 Palestinian prisoners, including many jailed for helping carry out bombings.

Mashaal told a conference in the Qatari capital of Doha late on Friday that kidnapping Israeli soldiers was the only way to secure the release of some of the thousands of Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli jails.

Mashaal has made similar statements before.

  • Jaba - 2012-04-08 00:32

    One Israeli worth 1000 Palestinians; a swap of equal value i guess. If Hamas say so it must be true & the truth must hurt.

      Fred - 2012-04-08 01:04

      Would it then be safe to assume that an Israeli suicide bomber will get 7000 virgins?

      Fred - 2012-04-08 01:24

      We have a problem. There are two Freds.

      Benn - 2012-04-08 05:55

      If one looks at the wars of the past, one Israeli soldier was equal to about 4000 arabs. So. with the 1000:1 the arabs got with the last exchange, they actually got a bargain.

  • mybjo - 2012-04-08 01:28

    and the world wonders why the middle-east war never ends...

  • Muhammad - 2012-04-08 06:16

    \South africans will never taste freedom until palestinians taste freedom\ Nelson Mandela

      Larry - 2012-04-08 06:48

      The palestinians are free to recognise Israel, they are free to love thy neighbor instead of hate, and they are free to cease hostility and not make war that they cannot ever win. Failure to grasp this freedom, they thereby shackle themselves to stagnant arrested development and continued domination and oppression by Israel.

      Frank - 2012-04-08 09:13

      So, Nellie can also be wrong in his mutterings?? These fools in Palestine have only themselves to blame for their ongoing plight. The solution is simple....stop firing rockets into Israel, pack up and move to your own land where you came from before the fake area of Palestine was concocted to pressurize Israel and be happy! What a bunch of cretins!

      Fred - 2012-04-08 12:49

      Muhammed, as has been said to you previously, you have to provide a proper reference so it can be verified.

      Jaba - 2012-04-10 08:50

      LOL Madiba never said that. What you going to do? Wait for his death to give reference where you got that quote. Look at these Madiba quotes below, I have comprehensively researched these "Palestinians will suffer as long as they continue to use violence as a means to secure their future" Nelson Mandela 1994. "The leadership of the Palestinians are religious fundamentalists - and that is never good when making peace with another religion" Nelson Mandela 1996. "The Apartheid against non-Muslims in the Arab world is sickening - their use of the 'K' word in their holy Koran is even more sickening, did you know that there are roads in Saudi for Muslims only! And they have a football stadium that can seat 60000 people, all of which are men – that is sick – this apartheid must come to an end" Nelson Mandela September 2001,

  • Larry - 2012-04-08 22:41

    the world is full of people who create “pseudo issues” to provoke “pseudo outrage”. They then work hard to legitimise the outrage they provoked. Should we play along with this cynical game? The obvious answer is no. Perversions of the truth soon become perceptions of the truth which then become indistinguishable from the truth. When this happens, there is no point in drawing attention to the truth itself. This simply provides an opportunity for a new round of pseudo outrage. The only thing that matters is that the reality exists. Islam is weak and Israel is strong. You can wail and flagelate yourself and bank your head against a brick wall, but you will only be doing yourself harm. It is self-demeaning and psychologically injurious. My sincere advice to Israel haters and pro-Palestinian folk is to get a hobby or do some community service to make yourselves feel better about things.

      Larry - 2012-04-09 21:39

      Patrick, you obviosly missed out on remedial teaching as a child. 'Islam' in this context refers to 'Islamic nations', specifically those in the Middle East who look upon Israel (and Jews) as their enemy. Context is a useful mental ability. Give it a try. By the way, is that all you have got in response. Usually when overwhelming logic leaves you senseless, you resort to calling me racist wishing for pre 1994 apartheid South Africa,even though I have only settled here in 1998. Wiating for it.

      Larry - 2012-04-10 21:03

      Since you are an expert on my previous comments (pleased that you are paying attention), please provide the comment(s) you are referring to, failing which I charge you with being a lying low-life. You should be ashamed of yourself.

      Larry - 2012-04-11 21:08

      If the Middle Eastern Muslim countries are the moral anus of the world then you are the dingleberry holding on to that bum-hair for dear life. I asked you to verify any racist comment of mine that you accuse me of. The articles and comments on news24 go back months and everything is on record. Since you have 'memory' of alleged racism on my part, put up or shut up you lying coward.

      Larry - 2012-04-12 21:01

      No it is not racist Patrick. You must be a black person with a deep inferiority complex to see racism in my comment. To express the opinion that the Islamic countries of the Middle East are the moral anus of the world, is an indictment of morality not race. This is supported by facts. You are wholly discredited and basically a dishonest person.

      Larry - 2012-04-12 22:14

      To mention that a black is a black or a white is a white is not racist. It is just an observation. Just like I am calling you a liar. I know you are black because you would not be labelling me as a racist if you were white. This is intrinsically obvious. Why are you so ashamed of who you are, to the extent that you even comment under a white name?

      Larry - 2012-04-13 21:49

      No it is not you silly man. Only a black person would possibly think that. there is nothing wrong with being a black person Lesego, but there is definitely something wrong with you if you are pretending to be a white person. What is wrong with you?

  • velvybokov - 2012-04-10 21:42

    So to clarify...\r\nJihadists and hamas ppl who are locked up in israeli prisons are the motive for hamas to kidnap israeli soldiers?!?!?\r\nHamas are indeed an impressive bunch of moronic terrorists. All who support them should be ashamed of themselves.\r\nThese criminals break the law and now they want to promote further breaking of law by kidnapping soldiers.\r\nI am curious to see if every arabic criminal who would be convicted and locked up in israeli prisons and then subjected to punishment of pork skin lined floors walls and pork skin toilet seats... I wonder if mr Hamas would still consider encouragement of kidnapping israeli soldiers. What a bunch of evil ppl these Hamas Jihadist ppl are.

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