L.A. concert draws Zionists of all ages to express support & shekels for I.D.F. neutralizing Hamas terror, missile capabilities

Hamas sacrifices Gazan civilians as propaganda, so Obama can get Islamists to deliver ceasefire advantage

Israelis gathered last night for a show which raised almost $60,000 in donations to benefit the men and women in the Israel Defense Forces.

Israeli presenter, Shani Rey explains the function held at The Mark in the Pico-Robertson area of L.A.



The mainstream media obsession with Hamas' gore orgy has confused the public about the roles of aggressor and victim in Israel's attack on the rocket launchers and tunnel attackers. 

Actor and civic-leader, Mike Burstyn, explains that Hamas sacrifices Palestinian civilians to raise global indignation against Israel. He decries anti-Semitic sentiments raised in the diaspora and recommends diaspora Jews prepare aliyah plans immediately. 





Leehy Sha'er explains how nephew Gil-Ad's kidnapping averted a planned, Rosh Hashana massacre via hidden Hamas tunnels.

 


Israeli boy, Shawn Rey expresses fear of hostile Palestinians and his desire for the IDF to rout out jihadist Hamas.



Angeleno, Larry Weinstock challenges Obama's intentions in forcing Israel into ceasefire negotiations with Islamist Hamas' benefactors, Qatar and Turkey.



Israeli-American grocer, IDF veteran Ronen Hellmann gives advice on Israel's strategy. 



Israeli-American entrepreneur, Gil Shai, comments that Obama administration has enabled jihadists in Syria, but Israel must not allow him to repeat it against Israel. 




US students mourn Israel's victims - and fear blowback in neighborhoods left vulnerable by liberal Jewish leaders

I.D.F. soldiers bury another soldier killed by Palestinians 
Mati Cohen leads candle-light vigil for Jewish soldiers in L.A.
Just weeks after gathering a candle-light vigil for the Israeli kidnapped yeshiva students, Los Angeleno, Mati Cohen and friends organized a similar vigil- this time in mourning for the 4 dozen IDF soldiers killed in the process of stopping Hamas' incessant rocketing of Israeli civilians. Some of them are American Jews who enlisted in the IDF to fight in defense of the Jewish state. Several of them are mentioned by the L.A. mourners in this exclusive JooTube video coverage of the July 27th evening event. 

Speakers in this playlist include Rabbi Moshe Parry, Mati Cohen, Avichai ben Shmuel, Max Adelstein, Arlan Mitnick, and Cherie Lewis.


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IDF soldiers uncovered massive caches of Palestinian weapons in secret tunnel network (Photo: RocklandVoice.com)

Largest pro-Israel rally in L.A. overshadows anti-Zionist protestors, some of whom turn violent; Gunfire, 4 arrested; Exclusive video of participants

To demonstrate Americans' support for Israel's defensive action against Hamas kidnapping and rocketing of Israeli civilians, L.A. Zionist organizers staged one of the largest, Israel support rallies in the history of L.A., Sunday, July 13th.  The Israel American Council and StandWithUs attracted 1200 and 1800 Israeli-Americans and Zionistic Jews and Christians to attend. Speakers included Rabbi Marvin Hier, dean and founder of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, Roz Rothstein co-founder and CEO of StandWithUs, Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer and Israeli actress and activist Noa Tishby, among others, according to Ryan Torok and Jared Sichel in the L.A. Jewish Journal.


Four Arab Muslim men were arrested for assault with a dangerous weapon after striking some Israeli supporters with their Palestinian flagpoles. A Federal Protective Service officer fired a gunshot to stop the thugs from fleeing.

Several attendees shared their motivation to be there. 
Social-commentator Evan Sayet describes the gathering - and the out-of-context media-bias which has incensed both sides of demonstrators- those to condemn Israel's actions and those who defend them.


 

Rabbi Moshe Parry says that the I.D.F. must carry-on until they cease Hamas' rocketing abilities.



Jewish-American, Ethan Samuels was wounded by a Palestinian suicide-bomber at Tel Aviv's Dolphinarium Disco.


 
American student, Sarah, was gashed in the face with a rock thrown by a group of Palestinians weeks ago in Jerusalem.




Shariff "Mordechai" Hazan, who was raised in Sufi-Islam- tries to enlighten liberal-minded people that Hamas is the Jew-hating branch of the global jihad- whose Boko Haram recently enslaved 200-300 African Christian girls into slavery and slaughters Christians throughout Africa and Egypt.



Avichai ben Shmuel says that 3 Arabs driving-by, fired a starter's pistol at some of the Zionists, intending to provoke them into greater violence.  He says what he heard that the L.A.P.D. did.


Pro-Hamas / anti-Israel rallyers held a demonstration at the Israeli Consulate in West Los Angeles on Tuesday, July 8th to protest Israel's striking Hama's human-shield deterents to defensive curtailment of Hamas' rocket-launching. But judging from the participating groups that returned for Sunday's counter-rally, the Muslims' and Communists' (bearing AnswerCoalition placards) over-riding goal is the irredentist, Muslim conquest of capitalistic, Jewish Israel.





Riot-helmeted, L.A. police attempt to keep the pro-Hamas and pro-Zionists apart.

 



Pro-Palestine protestors stayed organized and on-message in their chants while standing or marching. Unfortunately, they revealed their message was not just against Israel's air-assault on Hamas leadership, but to eliminate the Jewish state entirely.

Political pundit Eric Golub, an author and blogger at Tygrrr Express, characterizes the Hamas supporters' counter-rally as Islamists.



Rabbi Moshe Parry tells the true, Jewish history of the Judea / Palestine which the pro-Hamas protesters are trying to stake claim to.

  

At LA rally for Israeli defense against Hamas rockets, 4 Muslims arrested for assault with a deadly weapon; Gunfire heard

A large Pro-Hamas / anti-Israel rally was held at the Israeli Consulate in West Los Angeles on July 8th to protest Israel's striking Gazan human-shields during its defensive curtailment of Hamas' rocket-launching. But judging from the groups returning for Sunday's counter-rally, the Muslims' and far-leftists' (revealed on their AnswerCoalition placards) over-riding goal is the irredentist, Muslim conquest of capitalistic, Jewish Israel.
Arab anti-Zionists brandished poles against Israel supporters on Wilshire Blvd in L.A.  (Photo: Aliya Slepkov-Dror)

Four Arab men were arrested at the pro-Israel peace rally in front of the Federal Building in Los Angeles Sunday after pro-Palestinian protesters also turned up and the two sides clashed. At least one gunshot was fired by a Federal Protective Service officer, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office said. 


(Video courtesy Julie Bien)  

Five men, from Orange County and Jordan, drove their pickup truck alongside Israeli rallyers and taunted them with Palestinian flags. One of the pro-Israel supporters grabbed one of the flags and stepped on it. L.A. County Sheriff's officials told the L.A. Times:
The men then got out of the truck and confronted the group, and used the wooden sticks holding their flags to hit the demonstrators, said Sgt. Dave Valentine. “It was a pretty chaotic thing,” he said.
Police take Orange County antagonist Arabs into custody Sunday evening near UCLA
Witnesses said that several of the pro-Israel participants were hit by the poles, and one person was wounded.  When police who were already on the scene stepped in to break up the scuffle, the attackers tried to flee the scene in their pickup truck. Witnesses say a Federal Protective Service officer on-scene fired a warning shot into the air.

Los Angeles police caught up to the vehicle and arrested the men, identified as Mostadafa Gamaleldin Hafez, Hassan Mustapha Kreidieh, Mohammed Said Elkhatib and Fadi Ali Obeidallah.  They were booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon.  They were released after posting $30,000 bail on Monday. The Federal Protective Service agent was placed on administrative leave.  (Combined sources: L.A. Times, KNBC-TV, Jewish Journal). 

In the moments before the flag was grabbed, the men in the truck had been shouting taunts at the demonstrators and at Friedman and her car’s occupants, she told The Times.

The men were “taunting and threatening the ralliers [sic],” and thrusting wooden sticks in the direction of the protesters standing on the sidewalk next to the federal building, she said. “They were looking for a fight,” she said. Video and media photographs from the protest support her claim that the men were engaged in a verbal altercation with the protesters, who can be heard on one YouTube video yelling insults back at the men as they drove off. 
(L.A. Times  Joseph Serna, Matt Stevens).
The pro-Israel rally was organized by the Israel American Council and StandWithUs. Attendance was estimated at between 1200 and 1800 people. 

Several attendees shared their motivation to be there.  In this JooTube.TV video playlist, you can watch statements from Evan Sayet, on the leftist mainstream-media bias which incites anti-Israelism.

Ethan Samuels, an American Jew who was wounded by a Palestinian suicide-bomber at Tel Aviv's Dolphinarium Disco. 


Sarah was hit in the face with a rock thrown by a Palestinian. 

Shariff Hazan, converting from Sufi-Islam- is trying to alert Jews and Christians to the perils of Islam- which plagues and enslaves Africans to this day.

Avichai ben Shmuel shares info on another shooting in connection with the rally. 

Eric Golub, pundit and author, perceives the Jihad welcome on American streets.

Rabbi Moshe Parry tells the history of the Palestina which the pro-Palestine protesters are claiming to be there own.




I.D.F. battlefield ethics- what they go through- but does it matter? Col. Bentzi Gruber

Islamists in Gaza have rocketed Israeli civilians (a war crime) for every month over the past 10-years- a total of more than 8,000 projectiles. 

Now, hoping to elicit abscondable humanitarian aid, Hamas provokes a war in which they sacrifice civilian human shields (another war crime) to discredit Israel in the world's eye and portray themselves as victim. The IDF spokesperson's office relased this video of Hamas' spokesperson encouraging their people to serve as human shields.  


Col. Benzi Gruber: IDF works to limit the collateral damage Hamas seeks

How ethical does the Israel Defense Forces need to be in eradicating these rocket launchers and Hamas' will to continue their struggle to destroy the Jewish state? I.D.F. Tanks commander, Colonel Benzi Gruber lectured for an American group weeks ago on what the I.D.F. has to sacrifice in order to maintain its ethical standards.  

Col. Gruber speaks with JooTube regarding "Ethics in the Battlefield." 

12-yr memorial for LAX El Al victims of 1st jihad attack in Calif. Israeli Consul General leads luminary testimonies

Pastor Ramin Parsa, Rabbi Zvi Block, Udi Hen, Klaus Hackel, Rachel Hen, Avi Hen, Israeli Consul General David Siegel, Israeli kidnap victim's aunt Leehy Sha'er, JewTube's Scott Jacobs, Elan Carr
On Independence Day, the survivors of Vicky Hen held the 12th Independence Day Memorial for victims of the 1st jihadist attack in California- upon the El Al ticket counter of Los Angeles Airport's international terminal - on the 4th of July 2002- 9-months after Sept. 11, 2001. 

The ceremony by Vicky's survivors, father Avi, mother Rachel, and brother Udi, were comforted by around 3-dozen attendees and speakers.  For the first time, a Consul General of the Israeli Consulate to the Southwestern U.S. attended. 

Video: Israeli Consul General David Siegel connected the jihad of Egyptian Hesham Hadayet seeking paradise by killing Vicky Hen and passenger's friend Jacob Aminov of North Hollywood - with the jihad warfare being conducted by Palestinians through rocketing, kidnapping, and killing Israeli civilians.  He acknowledged the supportive presence of Leehy Sha'er, whos nephew, Gil-Ad Sha'er was among the trio of yeshiva students abducted, shot, and burned by Palestinian followers of Hamas.   

   

Klaus Ben-Ami Hackel- El Al's L.A.X. station chief during the era of the attack recounted, and Avi Hen, the father of Vicky Hen, recounted the events of the day to JooTube:    
Klaus Ben-Ami Hackel eulogizes his charge, Vicky Hen, as a great help to her staff and the El Al operation:  

Elan Carr, an L.A. Deputy City Attorney prosecutor and candidate for US Congress, calls to recognize global Islamism as democracy's enemy.  Hebrew and Arabic-speaking Elan Carr served in the US Army as a military lawyer in Iraq and serves on reserve duty annually. He prays for strength and determination in our government policies to defeat the Islamist enemy of liberty.
   

Rabbi Zvi Block of Toras Hashem in L.A. lays out the condition of the modern world's relationship with the Jewish people- primary contributors to Western civilization and culture.



Pastor Ramin Parsa, of the Good Shepherd Church in Encino, Calif. was born and raised a Shi'ite Muslim in Iran. He quoted for the audience Quranic passages used to command Muslims to enmity and violence against Jews and Christians- which have motivated Islamic anti-Semitism for 1,400 years - centuries before the re-establishment of Jewish sovereignty in Israel.  

In May, 2008 - KNBC-TV News' Paul Moyer recounted the events of the shooting and the confession of a whistleblower policeman, Bob Lopez, that despite the FBI recommending special protection for the El Al counter (and his reporting having spotted "suspicious people" casing the El Al counter, not only were no provisions made, there was no police protection in the area that  morning- enabling the jihadist easy accesa to shoot. Vicky and Aminov died waiting 7 minutes for airport police to arrive, and over 20 minutes for an ambulance.  

Family patriarch, Avi Hen, (who, speaking in Hebrew, complains that the Airport security authorities and FBI left the terminal unprotected from Hesham Hadayat, a known Islamist acolyte of Omar Abdel-Rahman, the spiritual leader of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing);
 

Rabbi Zvi Block: For Judaism's contributions to civilization, the west has a responsibility to respect and protect the Jewish people

At the 12th Annual Memorial for the victims of the 4th of July jihadist attack at Los Angeles International Airport held by the family of the slain 25-year old Israeli-American El Al attendant, Vicky Hen, Rabbi Zvi Block reminds the west of its reciprocal responsibility to guarantee the continued contributions of Jewish people.

Watch exclusive, JooTube video of Rabbi Zvi Block's inspiring speech - which you won't find reported anywhere but JooTube.TV:




Candle-light vigils by L.A. Zionist youth, mourn with aunt of Israeli student shot by Palestinians

Zionistic youth utilized social-networks to organize prayer vigil on
L.A. street for souls of abducted yeshiva teens 
In the Pico-Robertson area of Los Angeles, Jewish teens gathered in solidarity to pray for the souls of their bretheren teens, Eyal Yifrach, 19, and Gil-Ad Shaer and Naftali Frenkel, both aged 16. Leehy, the aunt of Gil-Ad recently relocated to Los Angeles and has become the reluctant recipient of well-wishes and inspiration from Israeli and Jewish Americans. JooTube shows some of the candle-lit prayers of the gathered supporters, some of whom were locked-out of an overflow community prayer service at Beth Jacob Congregation- at which Israeli Consul General David Siegel and Leehy Sha'er appeared. 

KNBC-TV News's Robert Kovacik reported the story on their 11 o'clock report.

Avichai ben Shmuel led Monday June 30th and Mati Cohen led Tuesday July 1st gatherings. In addition to Leehy Sha'er, neighborhood residents, Chaim Potremoly, Moti Gur, Lily Steiner, and Steve Lackner voice their opinions on keeping Jews safe from Muslim militancy.

The Israeli kidnapped yeshiva boys were found dead of bullet wounds Monday, June 30, in the Palestinian village of Kachil near Halhoul north of Hebron on the West Bank. They appeared to have been thrown into a field by their abductors after a hasty effort to conceal them. 

Their parents were informed earlier of the discovery. The families have gone into deep mourning. The all-out search has switched urgently from Operation Brother’s Keeper to discover the boys to the hunt for their kidnappers. 

The Israeli cabinet was summoned to an emergency session Monday night to determine how to respond to the tragic deaths. The suspected abductors are two Hamas activists, missing from their homes at the same time as the boys’ disappearance. Thursday, June 26, the Shin bet security service named them as Marwan Qwasmeh and Amer Abu Aisha from Hebron. (DebkaFile).

On Friday, July 4th at Los Angeles Int'l Airport, a ceremony will be held to commemorate the 12th anniversary of the El Al flight check-in attack- the 1st jihadist attack in California. The ceremony will be held beneath the central structure opposite Terminal 6 from 10:45 until 11:30am.

Israel identifies kidnap-suspects as Israel-hating, Palestinian Hamas Muslims with grudges to settle

Palestinian Hamas-affinity mother declares pride for her son's alleged kidnapping of 3 Israeli teens.
Known Hamas members Amer Abu Aysha & Marwan Kawasme, suspected by Israel of kidnapping 3 Israeli teens
"Israel names suspects in kidnapping of three teens" by Avi Issacharoff | The Times of Israel, Thurs June 27

Israeli authorities on Thursday named two West Bank Palestinians as prime suspects in the kidnapping of three Israeli teenagers in the West Bank two weeks ago.  

The two alleged abductors, Amer Abu Aysha and Marwan Kawasme, are both known Hamas members. They have been missing from their homes in Hebron’s Hares neighborhood ever since the kidnapping took place on the night of June 12 and are still at large. Israeli security forces have been engaged in a massive operation to find the abducted youths. 

The identities of the suspected kidnappers, who attended prayer services regularly at the same mosque, have been known to Israel since soon after the kidnapping, but were kept secret as the search operation continued over the past two weeks. They are alleged to have been in the car in which Gil-ad Shaar, Eyal Yifrach and Naftali Fraenkel were abducted from a hitchhiking post near the settlement of Alon Shvut in the Eztion Bloc south of Jerusalem, Israeli officials said. Other members of their Hamas group have been arrested, the officials added. 


Omar Abu Aysha was jailed for Hamas biz; son, Zayd was killed by IDF in '05
Abu Aysha, a 32-year-old locksmith, was last seen at a family gathering only hours before the kidnapping, according to his father Omar, who spoke to The Times of Israel in Hebron several days ago. Abu Aysha’s father, Omar, who has spent time in an Israeli prisons for ties with Hamas, said that his son left the family gathering abruptly without offering any details as to his destination. 

Abu Aysha’s brother Zayd, also a member of Hamas, was killed in November 2005 during a clash with IDF soldiers in Hebron. Abu Aysha’s mother told The Times of Israel that unlike Zayd, Abu Aysha was a family man who was deeply involved in the lives of his wife and three children. She said he had worked in Jerusalem as well as in Azaria, east of the city. She added that she too last saw Abu Aysha on Thursday, June 12, before the abduction, and said she did not notice anything unusual in his behavior. 

However, Abu Aysha’s mother added, if her son did take part in the kidnapping, she was proud of him and hoped he would continue to evade capture, both by Israeli and Palestinian Authority security forces. The three kidnapped Israeli teens, from L-R: Eyal Yifrach, 19, Naftali Fraenkel, 16, and Gil-ad Shaar, 16. 

The second suspect, Marwan Kawasme, a 29-year-old barber who used to cut Abu Aysha’s kids’ hair, was detained by the Palestinian Authority and by Israel in the past. His family is known to be affiliated with Hamas. His uncle Abdullah Kawasme was the commander of the organization’s military wing in Hebron and was killed in a battle with SWAT officers in November 2003. 

Read more: Israel names suspects in kidnapping of three teens | The Times of Israel 

Netanyahu challenges Jewish journalists across the world

Speaking at the Jewish Media Summit in Jerusalem, Israeli PM outlines main difficulties facing journalists

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said there are three major challenges facing today's Jewish journalists across the world.

Speaking at the beginning of a three-day long conference for Jewish journalists from around the world called the Jewish Media Summit held in Jerusalem, Netanyahu outlined the main difficulties facing the press with regards to current events. 
Baz Ratner (Pool/AFP)
"Nine days ago, three youths were kidnapped by Hamas," Netanyahu said at the beginning of his speech, given shortly after he spoke to the father of Mohammed Karaka, 13, who was killed in an explosion near the Israeli-Syrian border earlier in the day.

"The enemies of the State [of Israel] continue to attack us, to kill children and don't distinguish between citizens," he said. "Our hearts are broken by these kidnappings and murder."
The Israeli PM then called on journalists across the world to "tell our story to our people."

Three major challenges

"When we look around us, I see three major challenges," Netanyahu added during his speech, listing the fight against anti-Semitism as a top priority.
"Anti-Semitism is on the rise in Western and Eastern Europe," he continued, noting that this rise was linked to the far-left, the far-right and Islamic extremism.
"We cannot accept that and I think we speak out against what is happening," Netanyahu said, adding: "You should let anti-Semites [everywhere] know how tolerant our country is."
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant/AFP
Netanyahu also addressed the ongoing crisis in Iraq, where violent clashes between Sunnis and Shiites have led to a major rift in the country.
"The ancient hatred between Sunnis and Shiites is being unleashed after the collapse of dictatorial regimes that had once contained it," said Netanyahu. "It is crucial that we prevent weapons of mass destruction from falling to Islamist regimes' hands."
"What you're seeing in the Middle East today in Iraq and in Syria is the stark hatred between radical Shiites -- in this case led by Iran -- and radical Sunnis led by al-Qaida and ISIS and others," he added, once again noting the importance of preventing the Iranian regime from laying its hands on nuclear weapons.
The conference, which is sponsored by the Ministry for Jerusalem and Diaspora Affairs, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Tourism, and the Government Press Office, includes participants from 27 different countries.
The group of over 100 journalists includes representatives from Hong Kong to Chile, Costa Rica, and Australia among others.   (Source: i24News.TV)

L.A. candlelight vigil prays for 3 teens (1 American) kidnapped by Palestinians; Rabbi fears it's a replay of Shalit which plays to terrorist advantage

On June 19th, L.A. officials, led by Zev Yaroslavsky, joined with Jewish and Christian clergy to pray for the release of 3 teenage Jewish students (1 American) kidnapped on June 12- whose whereabouts are still unknown. Israel presumes the boys are behing held captive by Palestinians, possibly Hamas- as a result of P.A. Pres. Abbas' unity government with Hamas from Gaza. 


Christian and Catholic clergy joined rabbis of different denominations to pray for the safe release of the civilian students, Navtali Frenkel and Gil-Ad Shaer- each aged 16, and Eyal Yifrah, aged 19, who were kidnapped hitchhiking to their homes in the Gush Etzion region of Samaria.


Rabbi Moshe Parry of L.A. says that Jews should rally Israel for vengeance against hostility towards Jews or Christians. Jews, he says, must toughen-up to deter and thwart antagonism from Islamists and leftists (inside and outside of Israel) to spread jihad.

Are well-intending Jews feeding a vicious-cycle? Public pressure to free Israeli hostages ups enemy's price, contradicts Jewish law

The family of an Israeli-American teen believed to have been abducted in the West Bank says it has received an outpouring of support from friends and family back in the U.S. Naftali Frenkel is believed to have been abducted late Thursday with two other teens, Gilad Shaar, 16, and Eyal Yifrah, 19, as they were hitchhiking home from a school in the West Bank.
Since then, Israel has been on a furious search for the boys, arresting dozens of members of the militant group Hamas, which Israel’s prime minister says is behind the kidnapping. The teens have not been heard from.
US Jews pray for Israeli abductees' safety at L.A's Cong Beth Jacob. on Sun 15 June

Frenkel’s grandparents moved to Israel from the Flatbush neighborhood of Brooklyn in 1956. Although Fraenkel, 16, was born and raised in Israel, he paid brief visits to the U.S. while growing up, said his aunt, Ittael Fraenkel.She said most of his cousins, aunts and uncles live in the U.S., mostly in the Monsey and Flatbush areas of Brooklyn as well as in upstate New York and other parts of the state. 


Frenkel’s family affirmed its trust in Israel’s rescue efforts and expressed gratitude for the nationwide support. The story has generated round-the-clock news coverage, and more than 10,000 people gathered at the Western Wall in Jerusalem late Sunday to pray for the teens’ safety.



Prayers for the welfare of America & Israel

As the search entered its fourth day, the ordeal continued to capture national attention with nearly nonstop updates by Israeli media.
Naftali Fraenkel and his six siblings are American citizens. His aunt confirmed the family has been in contact with the U.S. Ambassador to Israel. - Voz is Neiaz June 16, '14

Israel National News reports that the IDF arrested over 80 Hamas terrorists overnight Saturday in Judea and Samaria, according to the IDF Spokesperson's Office, as part of the wide-scale operation to find three youths. According to a military source, as quoted by Channel 10, several of the arrested were reportedly members of the "unity" government sworn in earlier this month.

The source also indicated that a large number of paratroopers and Nahal brigade soldiers had been dispatched in the region. 

Earlier Sunday, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu pegged Hamas as being behind the kidnappings of Eyal Yifrah, Gilad Sha'ar and Naftali Frenkel, the three teens who were apparently snatched or otherwise enticed to enter a vehicle as they were hitchhiking in Gush Etzion Thursday night. Hamas has denied the allegations. 
Hamas terrorists celebrating (Photo IDF Blog)

Hamas' top leadership today is comprised of terrorists who have been “in the field” for several years, who were recently joined by older terrorists who were released from Israeli prisons in the swap deal that released Gilad Shalit. Many of those terrorists joined Hamas' Izz-a-din al-Kassam brigades, and that faction is led by two released Shalit prisoners, Yahay Sanwer and Ruhi Mushtaha. 
Noam, father of kidnapped draftee, Gilad Shalit, mounted a pressure
 campaign in '11 to force Netanyahu to capitulate to release terrorists
The Israeli and Jewish press are sensationalizing this kidnapping into a frenzy reminiscent of that stirred-up by Gilad Shalit's family in 2010-11. The lessons of that lopsided, prisoner-exchange (1027 Palestinian security prisoners released) which contributed to this (and other prior, thwarted kidnapping attempts) are being forgotten.  

Rabbi Zvi Block of Toras Hashem in Los Angeles explained in JooTube at the time of the Shalit deal how the Rambam forbids prisoner exchanges in cases where the released prisoners are apt to commit crimes in the future.


Rabbi Block explains the prohibition of getting your captive released in exchange for a terrorist who might cause the suffering of another person - the guilt for which would be upon those involved in that deal.  

In "A kidnapping with origins in the Shalit deal" in The Times of IsraelAvi Issacaroff analyzes

If Hamas is found to be responsible for an incident of this gravity, Israel is unlikely to exercise restraint. That could mean the targeting of Hamas leaders in Gaza, and the arrests of Hamas leaders in the West Bank. And that, in turn, would likely bring a Hamas response, including rocket fire from Gaza on Israel cities including Tel Aviv. So Israel could easily find itself embroiled in a strategic upsurge of hostility that would reshape the security environment for some years. Read more