While the IDF is doing everything in its power to search every nook and cranny for the three kidnapped teenagers, Eyal Yifrah, Gilad Sha'ar, Naftali Frenkel, the Arab terrorists in Gaza are attacking Israel's south with potentially lethal rockets. So the IDF is also attacking them.
It's now over a week since the boys were lured into an Arab car while waiting at a bus stop which also serves as a place to hitch rides.
According to an IDF statement, the airstrikes targeted three centers of terrorist activity in southern Gaza, and another terrorist center in central Gaza.
Regardless of Mahmoud Abbas's condemnation of the kidnappings last week, the talk from Ramalla is of its support.
Amin Maqboul, member of the Fatah Revolutionary Council, said that the overwhelming majority of Palestinians support the abductions, if the goal is to exchange them for Palestinians held in Israeli prisons.And top units in the IDF are still searching the Hebron area for the boys.
Defending Abbas’s stance regarding the kidnapping, however, Maqboul said that the PA president’s recent remarks were intended to “spare Palestinians the dangers of Israeli aggression and avoid international pressure.”
Maqboul explained that this was the policy of Abbas, “who sometimes makes statements that are unacceptable to our people. But the purpose [of these statements] is to spare the Palestinian people the dangers of Israeli aggression and reactions of the international community.”
May they be speedily and safely returned home to their families and friends.