Last remaining seats to the Jpost 2017 Annual Conference! Get your special offer now

Likud's Elkin: We must make it clear to Hamas that kidnapping doesn't pay

June 24, 2014 16:14

Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee chairman visits Gush Etzion spot where three boys were kidnapped.


Likud MK Elkin at spot of kidnapping in Gush Etzion. (photo credit:Courtesy)

We must make it clear to Hamas that kidnapping doesn't pay, Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee chairman Ze'ev Elkin (Likud Beytenu) said Tuesday, visiting the spot in Gush Etzion where three teenage boys were abducted earlier this month.

Elkin visited the area with Jewish journalists from around the world and briefed them on the abduction and the IDF's response.

Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.

"The reconciliation between Hamas and Fatah made the kidnapping possible," he said. "Our job is to change the equation and show Hamas that it is not worth it for them to kidnap. That is why I called to arrest all those released in the deal to bring back [former captive soldier Gilad] Schalit and submitted a bill that would not allow terrorists to be pardoned."

The Likud Beytenu MK pointed out that only yesterday, it was made public that one of the Palestinians released in the Schalit deal was re-arrested for killing Baruch Mizrahi on his way to a Passover Seder.

"He's not the only one who went back to his old tricks," Elkin added.

Elkin also explained that terrorists receive a salary from the Palestinian Authority, which is higher if they murdered more Israelis.

Relevant to your professional network? Please share on Linkedin

  • hamas terrorist attacks
  • israel kidnapping
  • kidnapping in israel
  • operation brother's keeper
  • Share this article via
    from around the web
    Related Content
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
    August 31, 2014
    Prime minister to Channel 1: I’ll be running again in next election

    By Gil Stern Stern HOFFMAN

    Top Stories
    Israel Weather
    • 13 - 34
      Beer Sheva
      16 - 25
      Tel Aviv - Yafo
    • 16 - 29
      15 - 27
    • 21 - 32
      19 - 34