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  7/1/2014, Tammuz 3, 5774

Responding to Murders, Arab League Condemns 'Israeli Escalation'


A Hamas spokesperson in Gaza threatened Israel on Tuesday, as the Islamist groups braces itself for a backlash in the face of Israel's calls for a harsh response to the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teens on June 12 by Hamas terrorists. The spokesperson, Sami Abu-Zuhri, threatened that "Israel must not test Hamas's patience," adding "the threats by Israeli sources to eliminate leaders of the (Hamas) movement don't threaten them or the Palestinian people," reports Yedioth Aharonoth.

The Arab League released its own statements against Israel on Tuesday as well, blaming the Jewish state for the "escalation" in Judea and Samaria, in which IDF forces searching for the three teens have come under attack by local Arab rioters. Deputy Secretary General of the Arab League Mohammed Sabih said that "Israel is the cause of all this tension via its ongoing arrest operation in the territories and the dangerous attacks today on the Al Aqsa mosque.The government of Israel is directly responsible for everything that has happened and anything that will happen in the future."