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  6/27/2014, Sivan 29, 5774

MK Shaked: Hit Hamas until it Regrets the Abduction


Chairwoman Ayelet Shaked of the Jewish Home party's Knesset faction said, Friday, that the government and its diplomatic-security cabinet are not doing enough to return the three yeshiva students abducted from Judea on June 12th. Interviewed by Arutz Sheva, she said party chairman Naftali Bennett's program to arrest Hamas members and block payments to jailed terrorists are good, but as long as Hamas is not groaning under Israeli efforts to recover the teens, the government is negligent in that effort.

Shaked said the current efforts are not strong enough, explaining that Hamas does not regret the kidnapping. She noted that since the Second Lebanon War, Hezbollah has not carried out a single abduction. She stressed that the government's hands were tied by its legal advisors.