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October 24, 2012

Where's the Coverage? Hamas Vows to Kidnap More Israeli Soldiers

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On Oct. 18, at a celebration marking the one-year anniversary of the release of over a thousand Palestinian terrorists and criminals in exchange for kidnapped Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh vowed to kidnap more Israeli soldiers in the future. He said the Shalit abduction, detention and eventual prisoner swap "should serve as a road map to free Palestinian prisoners in the future."

As a reminder, Shalit was held in violation of international law, out of contact with his family and out of reach of Red Cross representatives for five years. At the time of the release, Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal vowed that Shalit "will not be the last soldier kidnapped by Hamas."

Now, a year later, Hamas still intends to kidnap more Israeli soldiers. And does this merit attention from major media outlets? Well, no.

While these menacing declarations have been covered by Jewish and Israeli media, neither USA Today nor The New York Times bothered to report them, though they covered other stories related to Israel. In fact, CAMERA could find no national or mainstream media outlets that reported these blatant threats to violate international law.

Abu Obeida, the spokesman for the military wing of Hamas, brazenly declared that Israeli "soldiers can at any moment be killed, or captured, or made disabled," and yet... Where’s the coverage?

Posted by SC at October 24, 2012 10:36 AM

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