On: "New Light on Hamas Role in Killings of Teenagers That Fueled Gaza War - NYTimes"

05ISRAEL-tmagSFHamas leaders praised the kidnapping and killing of the Israeli teenagers and have since acknowledged that the perpetrators were Hamas operatives. They have not claimed any direct responsibility.

In an interview with Yahoo News last month, Khaled Meshal, the exiled political leader of Hamas, said, “We were not aware of this action taken by this group of Hamas members in advance.”

“We learned about these confessions from the Israeli investigation,” Mr. Meshal added. He went on to describe the kidnapping as a legitimate act of Palestinian resistance to Israeli occupation.

Source: New Light on Hamas Role in Killings of Teenagers That Fueled Gaza War - NYTimes.com.

I notice there that The New York Times reports that Khaled Meshal described "the kidnapping as a legitimate act of Palestinian resistance to Israeli occupation" but that it doesn't say the killings "as a legitimate act of Palestinian resistance to Israeli occupation." As for the other so-called Hamas "leader," does Hamas say that he speaks for the whole of Hamas?

That said, the kidnapping was stupid.

See my earlier posts on the subject for more details:

Israel's Three-Teens Pretext: Accused Kidnappers Deliberately Sabotaged Hamas

My New Approach on Hamas: "Israel Targeting Civilian with Banned Weapons | Brainwash Update" - YouTube

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