Families of terrorist-abducted Israeli teens refuse to succumb to despair

By JNS— By Nitzi Yakov, Shlomi Diaz, Shlomo Cesana, Yael Barnovsky, and Ilan Gattegno, Israel Hayom/JNS.org— As the days pass following the abduction of three Jewish teenagers near Hebron, the boys’ families are refusing to succumb to despair despite the uncertainty surrounding the situation. Hamas terrorists kidnapped Gilad Shaar (16), Eyal Yifrach (19), and Naftali Frenkel…

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UN, PA Suggest Israel Made Up Abduction Story

By RYAN JONES, ISRAEL TODAY— Senior officials from both the United Nations and the Palestinian Authority on Tuesday suggested that Israel might have fabricated the story that three Jewish youths – Eyal Yifrach, Gilad Shaar and Naftali Frenkel – were abducted by Hamas terrorists last week. In remarks cited by Voice of Israel, Farhan Haq,…

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Rewarding terrorists with US tax dollars

By EARL COX— Anyone paying the slightest attention is shaking their heads in disbelief over developments between two Middle East neighbors, the Israelis and Palestinians. The circumstances become more worrisome with a third party halfway around the world meddling in their affairs, the United States. Will President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry act…

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PA condemns Israel for wide-scale arrest of Hamas and Islamic Jihad members

By KHALED ABU TOAMEH, JPOST— The Palestinian unity government on Sunday condemned Israel for arresting more than 100 Hamas and Islamic Jihad members in the West Bank in response to the Thursday kidnapping of three Israeli youths. The government also condemned Israeli air raids on the Gaza Strip in response to the firing of rockets…

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Blast heard as security forces surround Hebron house in search of Israeli teens

By REUTERS— Gunfire and a blast were heard as Israeli troops searching Hebron for three Israeli teenagers abducted by terrorist surrounded a house on Sunday, witnesses said. Witnesses also reported that IDF forces fired a rocket at the house. Palestinian news agency Ma’an reported that three Palestinians were injured in the incident after the IDF…

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Peace? When Palestinians accept Jews as neighbors

By JEFF JACOBY, BOSTON GLOBE— ISRAEL’S RESPONSE to the renewed partnership between the Palestinian Authority and Hamas was admirably, and literally, constructive: It advanced plans to build 1,500 housing units in so-called Jewish “settlements” — i.e., burgeoning Jerusalem neighborhoods and several nearby West Bank communities. The Israeli housing minister, Uri Ariel, described the decision as…

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