Hamas celebrates kidnapping-murder
of 3 Israeli teens
by Itamar Marcus
Hamas broadcast a song yesterday honoring the kidnappers and murderers of the three Israeli teenagers Eyal Yifrach, 19, Gilad Shaar, 16, and Naftali Frenkel, 16.
Unabashedly praising the murderers for capturing their "prey - a child," the song puts them on a pedestal:
"You are from Hebron, O hawk, and all are proud of you."
The song encourages further kidnappings as a means of freeing terrorist prisoners:
"With the rifle open the [prison] cell
Kidnap soldiers till we free my brothers"
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In 2011, Israel released 1,027 Palestinian prisoners from Israeli prisons in exchange for Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, who had been held hostage by Hamas for over 5 years. As Palestinian Media Watch has reported, both Hamas and the PA leaders have stated that the Shalit-exchange sets a precedent to be repeated.
The video's visuals include a reenactment of Hamas' capture of Israeli soldier Shalit in 2006 and a picture of terrorist-prisoner Ahmad Barghouti, who is serving 13 life sentences for 13 murders.
The following is the text of the video celebrating the kidnapping of the three Israel teens:
"Under the rock, O hawk,
hide your prey - a child
Your brothers in captivity (i.e., in Israeli prisons) tell you to keep him...
You are from Hebron, O hawk, and all are proud of you...
By Allah, O brother, I won't rest until you see light, until I see you free...
With the rifle open the [prison] cell
Kidnap soldiers till we free my brothers...
Allah will strengthen your faith
The homeland's sun is singing your name...
The joy of the Loyalty of the Free must return (i.e., name of kidnapping operation that led to exchanging 1,027 prisoners for the Israeli soldier Shalit).
[Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas), July 28, 2014]
Note: On June 12, 2014, Israeli teens Eyal Yifrach, 19, Gilad Shaar, 16, and Naftali Frenkel, 16, were kidnapped by Hamas terrorists while they were hitchhiking home from school in Gush Etzion, north of Hebron. The boys' bodies were found near Hebron by Israeli security forces on June 30, 2014. They appeared to have been shot to death soon after their abduction.