Hamas Calls for More Abductions

Palestinian students walking next to destroyed houses in Al-Shejaeiya neighbourhood in the east of Gaza City

JERUSALEM—Barely a month after the end of a bloody confrontation with Israel in Gaza, which was touched off by the kidnapping of three Israeli youths, Hamas officials this week called for further abductions in order to leverage prisoner exchanges with Israel.

The officials said they were seeking to repeat the successful abduction of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit in 2006, which led five years later to the release by Israel of 1,027 prisoners.

Jordanian Bank Caught Funding Hamas Terrorism

Gary Osen, an attorney for the plaintiffs in a case against Jordan-based Arab Bank, talks with reporters outside federal court in the Brooklyn borough of New York

Jordan’s Arab Bank, one of the most prominent financial institution’s in the Middle East, was convicted of aiding Hamas terrorists and helping the terror group’s operatives to “carry out a wave of violence in Israel that killed and wounded hundreds of Americans,” according to Bloomberg.

This Is Not What Democracy Looks Like

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal, and Emir of Qatar Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani in Doha, Qatar / AP

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