"Man has no right to kill his brother. It is no excuse that he does so in uniform: he only adds the infamy of servitude to the crime of murder" ~ P. B. Shelley
The Israeli Air Force bombed dozens of sites in the Gaza Strip hours after a search for three missing young Israelis led to discovery of their dead bodies. The Israeli government is contemplating further action. [...] The Israeli government has blames the Palestinian militant movement Hamas for the alleged abduction of three Israelis aged between 16 and 19, who went missing on June 12. Many of the people arrested by the Israeli forces have links to Hamas. Hamas warned Israel against waging war on the Gaza Strip, saying this would “open the gates of hell” on Israel. Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said that Israel bears responsibility for the latest escalation in the Gaza Strip. Meanwhile the bodies discovered Monday afternoon in a field northwest of Hebron have been identified as belonging to Gil-Ad Shaer, Naftali Fraenkel, and Eyal Yifrah, the missing teenagers.
James Cogan ■ Israel attacks Palestinian territories after bodies of missing youth discovered || Without any evidence, the Israeli government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had immediately accused the Islamist Palestinian party Hamas of kidnapping the youth. Over the past three weeks, a purported search for the boys was used to justify a rampage through the West Bank by the Israeli military, attacking Hamas members and facilities. Hundreds of checkpoints were erected across the territory and Palestinians were blocked from entering East Jerusalem. At least 2,200 homes and businesses have been ransacked, colleges and universities raided, and radio and television broadcasts shut down. As many as 400 Palestinians have been detained without charge. Six people have been killed by Israeli forces, including a 14-year-old boy, and at least 120 injured. The Israeli political establishment has now seized on the discovery of the teenagers’ bodies to bay, for not only more blood, but the physical destruction of Hamas in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.