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May 31, 2015 11:48 pm

Hamas Commander in West Bank Calls for Group to Kidnap Israeli Soldiers

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Abdullah Barghouti, the West Bank commander of Hamas' military wing, called on the organization to kidnap Israeli soldiers. PHOTO: Palestine News Network.

The commander of Hamas’ military wing in the West Bank called on members of the terror group on Sunday to attempt to kidnap Israeli soldiers, Israel’s NRG news portal reported.

In an unprecedented move, Abdullah Barghouti, who is currently being held in an Israeli jail, issued the call on Al-Ra’i Radio, a radio station affiliated with Hamas which broadcasts from the Gaza Strip.

Barghouti, who was once one of Hamas’ chief bomb-makers, is currently serving 67 life sentences for his involvement in the deaths of 66 Israelis.

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Barghouti was first arrested by Palestinian Authority forces in late 2001 for his alleged involvement in the infamous Sbarro restaurant suicide bombing that year, which left 15 people dead.

He was released in January 2002 after a deterioration of Israel-PA relations, and immediately set about planning and building weapons for suicide attacks against Israeli civilians, according to NRG. Those attacks included a suicide bombing in Tel-Aviv on the number 4 bus line, and other attacks around the country.

In March 2003 he was arrested by Israel’s Shin Bet security services.

Barghouti’s call for the kidnap of Israeli soldiers comes as reports emerged of an understanding being hammered out between Hamas and Israel regarding building in the Gaza Strip and maintaining quiet between the two sides.

According to the report, Barghouti is seeking to place Hamas’ leadership in an uncomfortable position over the reports, and wants to to force the matter of Palestinian prisoners being held by Israel.

On the radio show, Barghouti urged the leadership of Hamas to be patient and not to rush into a deal with Israel. He said, “do not rush to sign a deal, we are patient and resilient as you have entrusted us to be.”

In response to Barghouti, Abu Obaida, a Hamas spokesman in Gaza said, “the freedom of the prisoners is our duty and commitment, and your jailers will be annihilated.”

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  • Carl

    Well, thank goodness this is only the “military wing” of Hamas. Fortunately, the good folk of the “political wing” aren’t corroborating this threat while they hobnob among the world’s diplomatic community.

    • FORTUNE

      FROM WHICH PLANET DID YOU DROP ONTO EARTH? I SINCERELY HOPE YOU WERE BEING SARCASTIC.

  • Reform School

    When will Gaza and Sinai tunnel terrorists demand E-Z Pass?

  • Jack

    Does anyone know if this putz is related to “Marwan Bargouti’?

  • HP Benson

    Reply to Peter: I support this statement, especially no 2-state solution. We already tried that! The filthy verman murderous Arabs of Hamas, along with the peaceful Arabs, were given Gaza. Result: Hamas ran Gaza’s government. Attacks on the existence of Israeli children, adults, and Israel itself also resulted.

  • C. Bruce Richardson Jr.

    How is it that a terrorist in prison is able to communicate with other terrorists?

    • Elle

      My question exactly!

    • Ephraim

      The Israelis are insane to give brutal murders this kind of latitude. Stop attempting to demonstrate a perversion of morality.

  • Timmy

    I don’t understand that man, Barghouti, at all. I awaken every morning with a smile on my face and a joy in my heart because God has given me more time here on earth to love those I already love and to perhaps show others what it means to have the love of Jesus Christ in my heart. My parents spoke of love of one another, for each other, to each other. The word HATE was not a word that was spoken in our home, however, the word love was emphasized. We were taught how to love and how to be loved through thought, word, and deed. Love must be taught and what better examples to learn from than our parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins.
    Poor Mr Barghouti, he must have grown up in a home and surrounded by family members who thought and taught “I WANT to HATE Jewish people, I CAN HATE Jewish people, I WILL HATE Jewish people.” My God says that if we HATE a person in our heart, we have already murdered that person. I don’t know anything about Muslim terrorists except that they say they have a right to behave as they do because their god says it’s a good thing to wipe every Jewish person from the face of this earth. If they truly believe that, it means their god is a god of HATE and is telling them to behave in a HATEFUL manner simply because they can. They may even receive a reward for their HATEFUL actions but it will be on this earth and from other human beings, not in heaven. The God of Abraham said we are to love Him with all of our being and love other people as we love ourselves. It saddens me that Mr Barghouti grew up in a home where love for his god and fellow man was not taught and all he heard and saw was HATE Jewish people. I will pray for Mr Barghouti to find the Light of God.

  • He’s crazy,upset, and otherwise BAD.

  • Michael Fox

    How is it that this convicted nortorious Hammas terrorist being held in an Israeli prison is given media access to spread his hateful, murderous propaganda?

  • Genghis Cohen

    Whatever symbolic value was perceived in sentencing Barghouti to 67 life terms is not worth the evil he is free to perpetuate even in prison. Terrorism is a subhuman activity, and Barghouti and his ilk, deserve nothing more than any other bacteria.

  • Evan

    Maybe Israel should grant Mr. Barghouti his wish, take him about fifty miles out to sea and set him free.

    • zadimel

      Evan, I am shocked,shocked that you would consider such an end for this killer. I would do the same,but would add an element of respect: I would shove him out of a plane over the same water.

  • Israeli soldiers should patrol in groups of 8 under the lurking threat of being kidnapped.

  • Michael Bonn

    Why does this person have a radio platform while he is in prison?

  • howiej

    Why is Barghouti allowed to communicate with a radio show? His calls should be monitored and if necessary, cut off.

  • Obama, take note! as long as there are extremist like that there can never be peace and for sure no two state solutions.

    • HP Benson

      I support this statement, especially no 2-state solution. We already tried that! The filthy vermin murderous Arabs of Hamas, along with the peaceful Arabs, were given Gaza. Result: Hamas ran Gaza’s government. Attacks on the existence of Israeli children, adults, and Israel itself also resulted.

    • HP Benson

      I support this statement, especially no 2-state solution. We already tried that! The filthy verman murderous Arabs of Hamas, along with the peaceful Arabs, were given Gaza. Result: Hamas ran Gaza’s government. Attacks on the existence of Israeli children, adults, and Israel itself also resulted.

  • Markus Brajtman

    Why does Israel allow these murdering svages to make statements and send messages to the terrorists?
    They should be carefully watched and not allowed any visitors, who will then pass on his savage murderous messages.

    It seems like the name Barghiti is sinonimous with murder and evil.
    They should not be allowed any contact with other terrorist prisoners.

  • Irwin Graulich

    It is obvious to me that Israel is treating these Muslim terrorist prisoners much too nice. They have too much free time and too much good food to think about how they will kill more Jews.

    More importantly, there are no consequences for bad actions or bad statements by these evil monsters. I say get out the rusty plyers and begin the torture therapy. Then continue with the dental tools and….These are not human beings, so anything and everything is permitted.

    • Reform School

      While BDS exists, BDI-ed terrorists should be fed BLT’s!

  • Theodore L. Crawford

    How did this guy make such a troublesome statement from JAIL?! Was this allowed in the name of “free speech”? “The commander of Hamas’ military wing in the West Bank”?! THAT DOESN’T EVEN SOUND RIGHT! Not if he’s in jail, he isn’t. Who’s allowing him to give orders to his “troops”(murderers) from jail?!

  • robert davis

    Kidnappings would bring nothing good to gaza arabs but total destruction to gaza and the eviction of its population to sinai where they would die under the sun. As to barguti I do not understand why he is not dumped in an unhealthy cell until he dies.

  • June Grant

    Regarding instructions to kidnap Israeli soldiers, it’s not exactly a revelation. Why else is Hamas digging attack tunnels again? Certainly not to find a way to leave Gaza for Israel without detection. With all the boastful threats the terrorists broadcast on social media, the UN, Obama and the EU should realise that Hamas are serious.

  • Henna du Plessis

    I must be really ignorant. How on earth can a prisoner broadcast messages from jail? How does he have access to the media? Are the prison authorities crazy? What kind of government do we have?
    This goes beyond my understanding and makes me furious. Why can Jonathan Pollard not broadcast from his American cell?

  • Arthur Cohn

    After the Gilad Shalit one-sided trade, it makes for a very advantageous policy for the Palestinian Arabs.

  • Lauren Goldman

    Well, Barge-outy, perhaps Israel may oblige your wish for ‘the freedom of the prisoners.’ However, they must be released in bags. Sorry, you impotent putz.

  • Terry

    No problem, just make it clear that the kidnap of any Israeli soldier will be followed in less than 24 hours by barghoutti’s execution. And mean it.

  • Yoel Nitzarim

    Why would Abdullah Barghouti be allowed any rights to speak freely on the Hamas-sponsored radio station from his Israeli prison cell? How far do we Israelis take the issues of human rights to heart? Where should we draw a line between between the moral, human rights of law-abiding, decent human beings and sociopaths? Look, dear readers, at the final line in the article. Its content speaks volumes on our urgent need to re-evaluate our judicial system regarding access of the media to prisoners convicted of extreme acts of moral turpitude, such as mass murder.

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