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Islamic Jihad Leader Calls for Kidnapping of Israelis

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The Islamic Jihad emblem. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. Khaled Albatsh, a leader of the Palestinian terrorist group Islamic Jihad, on Friday called on Palestinians to kidnap more Israelis.

Speaking at a rally in Gaza, Albatsh said Israel has proven that it will release Palestinian prisoners in exchange for the safety of its civilians, and that Palestinians should take advantage of that.

“Our war against the enemy is raging,” said Albatsh, Ma’ariv reported. “We must find the ways and means to release our prisoners, we must devise a clear plan to free them.”

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Amid Friday’s news that three missing teenage yeshiva students are feared to have been kidnapped near the West Bank Jewish community of Gush Etzion, Albatsh also encouraged his audience to target Israelis in the West Bank.

“It cannot be that only one side suffers from the occupation,” he said.

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